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Early map of Polk County, Missouri including Bolivar, Humansville, Fair Play, Morrisville, Brighton, AldrichPolk County, Missouri History and Genealogy

197 pages of Polk County, Missouri history and genealogy including 132 biographies plus 38 Polk County, Missouri communities on 5 different maps

An informative and historical overview of Polk County, Missouri including three separate sections on one CD which include 6 historical maps (1851, 1902, 1904, 1913, 1920's and 1929); plus the full 1889 Goodspeed's History of Polk County, Missouri book. An important resource for the study and research of Polk County, Missouri history and genealogy.

Fully searchable - find any name or location instantly!

This fascinating and detailed CD contains ALL of the following material in three separate sections, ALL on one CD:

Section One of three, all on one CD: Maps of Polk County, Missouri
Included here are the South Western Ozarks region of Missouri sections of 6 different historical maps:

A. A rare 1851 map that shows the area of Polk County just sixteen years after Polk County was formed.

B. A map of 1902 Polk County showing the locations of 24 different settlements including all of the following: Aldrich * Bolivar * Brighton * Cliquot * Dunnegan * Fairplay * Goodnight * Goodson * Graydon Springs * Gulf * Halfway * Humansville * Ingalls * Morrisville * Pleasanthope * Polk * Rondo * Sentinel Prairie * Shadygrove * Slagle * Sohofield * Sunset * Tremont * Wishart *

C. A map of 1904 Polk County showing the locations of 37 different settlements including all of the following: Adonis * Aldrich * Bolivar * Brighton * Burns * Cliquot * Dewey * Dunnegan * Eudora * Fairplay * Flemington * Gold * Goodnight * Goodson * Graydon Springs * Gresham * Halfway * Humansville * Huron * Ingalls * Karlin * Mission * Mohawk * Morrisville * Nox * Pleasanthope * Polk * Rex * Rimby * Rondo * Schofield * Sentinel * Slagle * Sunset * Van * Violet * Wishart  * The 1904 map of Polk County can be viewed here: Polk County, Missouri 1904 Map

D. A map of 1913 Polk County showing the locations of 38 different settlements including all of the following: Aldrich * Bolivar * Brighton * Burns * Cliquot * Dewey * Dunnegan * Erie * Eudora * Eudora Springs * Fair Play * Flemington * Gold * Goodnight * Goodson * Graydon Springs * Gresham * Half Way * Humansville * Huron * Ingals * Karlin * Mission * Mohawk * Morrisville * Nox * Pleasant Hope * Polk * Rex * Rimby * Rondo * Schofield * Sentinel * Shady Grove * Slagle * Sunset * Van * Wishart *

E. A map from the 1920's which includes details of where various tourist sites and service stations were located.

F. A 1929 map from the Missouri Department of Transportation. You will be amazed at how many of the major routes were only dirt or gravel!

Section Two of three, all on one CD: Polk County, Missouri in 1913
Included here are six pages concerning Polk County from the 1913 edition of The Missouri Red Book and contains about every imaginable statistic you could want for this time period. Some of the facts contained are the number of farms and their acreages, number of cows, horses, mules, pigs, sheep, goats, poultry, colonies of bees, how many farms had mortgages and how many were free of debt, the amount of butter produced, the number of bushels of apples, peaches, pears, etc. harvested, the number of quarts of blackberries harvested, the number of schools and teachers, plus hundreds of other detailed statistics. A wealth of information!

Section Three of three, all on one CD: The complete 1889 History of Polk County, Missouri by Goodspeed.
This detailed (197 pages in all) book has an incredible amount of historical and genealogical information about Polk County, Missouri from its earliest settlement up to 1889. This is an exact photo replica of all the pages pertaining to Polk County, Missouri including all of the historical and biographical information. Included are a total of 132 different biographies.

    Here is just some of the information included:

  • Geology, Topography of Polk County, Missouri

  • Polk County Natural Features, Streams

  • Caves in Polk County, Missouri

  • Polk County Resources and Statistics

  • Early Settlement in Polk County, Missouri

  • Original Occupancy

  • Polk County Reminiscences

  • Early Settlers in Polk County

  • Polk County Public Lands and Land Entries

  • Polk County and Township Organization

  • Polk County Judiciary History

  • Criminal Cases in Polk County

  • General Polk County Interests

  • Railroad History of Polk County, Missouri

  • The Polk County Poor Farm

  • Polk County Officials

  • Civil War History of Polk County, Missouri

  • Guerrilla Warfare in Polk County

  • Polk County Towns and Villages History: Bolivar * Humansville * Morrisville * Fair Play * Pleasant Hope * Half Way * Aldrich * Sharon * Polktown * Rondo * Dunnegan Springs * Graydon * Wishart * Brighton * Goodnight * Slagle * Sentinel Prairie * Orleans * Shady Grove * Sharon

  • Polk County Schools

  • Church History in Polk County

Included is a total of 132 Polk County family biographies (valuable for genealogy) including each of the following surnames: (to view a sample biography, click here)
(hundreds of other surnames are also mentioned throughout the text and within these biographies): Affleck * Akard * Allen * Allison * Appleby * Austin * Ayers * Barnett * Beck * Blair * Bond * Brittain * Brown * Burks * Burnes * Burrell * Campbell * Cary * Clark * Coats * Cossins * Cowan * Cunnyngham * Devin * Drake * Dunnegan * Easley * Ellis * Ewing * Farmer * Faulkner * Fisher * Fox * Gee * Gordon * Grant * Greer * Griffin * Hadlock * Hatler * Ham * Headlee * Hensley * Higginbotham * Hopkins * Hopper * Hudson * Ingram * Johnson * Jones * Justus * Kelley * Kerby * Kim * Kincaid * Kinder * Koch * Lappin * Leavitt * Leith * Lewis * Lemmon * Lightfoot * Loafman * Lower * McAdoo * McCracken * McGuire * McReynolds * May * Miles * Miller * Mitchell * Murphy * Neil * Odor * Okey * Parrish * Payne * Paynter * Pike * Pitts * Potts * Ralph * Roberts * Rule * Sallee * Shriner * Simpson * Slagle * Smith * Snodgrass * Sperry * Stahl * Stewart * Strain * Teeter * Thomas * Tingle * Train * Tuck * Turk * Underwood * Walters * Wann * Warren * Watkins * Whillock * Wilcox * Wilcoxen * Wiley * Willhite * Williams * Wilkinson * Wilson * Zumwalt *

Polk County is located in the Southwestern portion of the Missouri Ozarks and is surrounded by the following counties: Cedar County, Missouri * St. Clair County, Missouri * Hickory County, Missouri * Dallas County, Missouri * Greene County, Missouri * and Dade County, Missouri (click on highlighted county names for a complete description)

Each of the three sections on this CD is in Adobe Acrobat pdf format and requires the free Acrobat Reader program to view. You probably already have this program on your computer but if not, a free copy of the program is included on the CD. Each of the books is designed to look just like a regular book and is bookmarked to move easily and quickly from one section another.  This CD was designed by, and is available exclusively from Hearthstone Legacy Publications.

Fully searchable - find any name or location instantly!

The cost for this CD containing all three sections described above is only $9.95 plus shipping, or only $4.95 as a digital download! A large amount of history and genealogy information for very little cost! A truly fascinating view of Polk County, Missouri from its first settlement to 1889.

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All three sections described above are included on one CD for $9.95 plus shipping.  If you wish to pay by credit card, please use the shopping cart below (checkout goes to a secure server.)  Credit card orders may also be placed by phone to Hearthstone Legacy Publications from 9 AM to 11 PM (Central Time Zone) Monday thru Saturday at 816-204-7593. If you wish to pay by check or money order, mail $11.90 ($9.95 for CD plus $1.95 shipping) to:

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Since we offer many different county history and genealogy CDs, please be sure to specify that you wish to order the Polk County, Missouri History, Genealogy and Maps CD. If ordering more than one CD, the shipping cost is $1.95 for the first CD plus only 25 cents shipping for each additional CD purchased.

For even more value, consider our Southwest Missouri Multi-County DVD which includes all of the contents of this CD (click for details)


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