Camden County, MO


CAMDEN COUNTY, situated in the central part of Missouri, on the south side of Osage river. Area, ------- square miles. Seat of justice, Erie. Pop. in 1850, 2,338. (Fanning's, 1853)

CAMDEN, a county in the central part of Missouri, has an area of about 600 square miles. It is intersected by the Osage river, and also drained by the Niangua, the Little Niangua, and the Grand Auglaize and its two branches. The surface is uneven, the soil moderately fertile. Indian corn, wheat, oats, hay, cattle, and swine are the staples. In 1850 this county produced 256,054 bushels of corn; 22,241 of wheat; 45,176 of oats ; and 219 tons of hay. Lead is found on the banks of Osage river, in this county. This stream is navigable during a few months of the year. Capital, Erie. Population, 2338, of whom 2208 were free, and 130, slaves.  (Baldwin & Thomas, A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States ... 1854)

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    ERIE, MO City or Town
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