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  • Painswick
  •   ? Maries 1858-1865 N/A
  • Paydown
  • Pay Down
  • Milling area and river landing containing at least two mills and large sping fed branch.  Iron was hauled from the Maramec Iron Works to Paydown and loaded on kneelboats but was hindered during summer months due to low water.  Shipping of ore reverted back to the Old Iron Road to Hermann and other land routes during this time. (Jan 1, 1851 - Pay Down, Osage, Missouri - Postmaster - Thomas Kinsey (14)

    1855 - Pay Down, p-o., Osage co., Mo. (16)

    1873 Post Road -
    From Hermann, by Francis Peter's, on Second Creek, Mount Sterling, John B. Cooper's [Cooper's Hill], Alexander S. Rogers' [later Belle], in Galloway's Prairie, to Pay Down.
    Also, from Lisle, by Westphalia, Mavais, Pay Down, Kinderhook, Lane's Prairie, Spanish Prairie, Maramec, Steelville, Osage, and Harmony, to Caledonia. (15)

    1874 - Ten miles northeast of Vienna on the Gasconade at the mouth of Spring Creek, is both beautifully and advantageously located and contains one wollen and carding and two grist-mills. (13)

    Photos

    Hwy 42 between Belle and Vienna near Gasconade River. Osage

    Maries

    1850
    1855-1856
    1856-1862
    1866-1932
    1863
    1873
    1875
    1892
    1895
    1897
    1901
    1904
    1913
    1920
  • Peachland
  • "A discontinued PO named for the large peach orchard". (8) Northeast of Linn. Osage 1870-1886 1892
  • Pea Vine
  • Later Grovedale.

    Second oldest community in Maries county, after Paydown. (11)

    Northeast corner of county where Rt C (old Springfield road) and the Pea Vine creek cross. Osage 1854-1857 N/A
  • Perkins
  •   ? Gasconade 1825-1830E N/A
  • Pershing
  • Formerly Potsdam. Southeast of Fredricksburg near the Gasconade river. Gasconade 1918-1959 N/A
  • Phelps
  •   There is a Phelps cemetery west of Cooper Hill on the Gasconade River. Osage 1854-1855 N/A
  • Pilot Knob
  • High point near Gasconade River used by steamboat navigators for reference. Southern county, twp 41, rng 8, sec 3 near LeBoeuf Osage N/A N/A
  • Pilot Knob Church
  • Baptist Church on ridge above Buck Elk creek nearby.

    Photos

    Southern county, twp 41, rng 8, sec 10. Osage N/A N/A
  • Plattners
  • Previously Richland

    1976 Osage County Memory Book description

    Eastern county, Benton twp. Osage N/A N/A
  • Portland
  • 1873 Post Road - From Chamois to Portland.
    Also, from Saint Aubertson, by Bluffton and Portland, to Rhineland. (This second listing is obviously on the north side of the river) (15)
    Located on the north side of the Missouri river, but later also a stop on the Missouri Pacific railroad on the south side of the Missouri. Callaway

    Osage

    1832-Pres

    N/A

    1846
    1859
    1861
    1863
    1873
    1892
    1895
    1901
  • Potsdam
  • Changed name in 1918 to Pershing. Southeast of Fredricksburg near the Gasconade river. Gasconade 1894-1917 1897
    1904
    1913
    1920
  • Potts
  • 1976 Osage County Memory Book description East of Linn at junction of Hwy 50 and 89 north. Osage 1905-1920 1920
  • Prairie Creek
  •   Possibly in the area of Prairie Creek in present day Maries County.  South of Brinktown in southwest county. Osage 1860-1865 N/A
  • Prairie Valley
  •   ? Osage 1860 N/A
  • Prince's Ford
  • Alternate river ford to Bolton's downstream from Castle Rock.  Engagement of Union and Confederate forces here during Gen. Price's march on Jefferson City.

    Orestes Prince and Sarah Prince patented land here in 1837 and 1841.

    On Osage River west of Westphalia and downstream from Castle Rock (sec24, 43n, 11w) Osage/
    Cole
    N/A N/A
  • Pryor's Mill
  • Priors Mill
  • Cut rock foundation is all that remains along with remnants of the dam.  Mill was later purchased by Capt. Heckmann and became known as Heckmann's Mill.  Also, see Oshawa.

    1873 Post Road - From Chamois, by Bailey's Creek, Pryor's Mill, and Mount Sterling to Delphi. (15)

    Northeast Osage County on Gasconade River. Osage 1857-1861 1870
    1875