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  • Van Buren
  • 1839 - Methodist quarterly meeting held in "little meeting house" in Van Buren.  Stone foundation is all that remains in the Van Buren cemetary.

    ca 1841 - "The next agitation for a town was the location of the county seat.  A Mr. Goodman had a mill about five miles southeast of Linn site, and this land was bought and laid out into the town of Van Buren to secure the seat of justice; a valiant effort was made, but in vain, and the place soon died out. (17 )

    ca 1842 - The first petitions for roads were from Evans' Ferry, on the Missouri, to Robert Goodman's mill. (17)

    April 10, 1842, court was ordered held at Van Buren... (17)

    November 4, 1842 court convened at Van Buren.

    In 1843 M. C. Davis and others made a feeble effort to remove the county seat to Van Buren again, bit in vain. (17 )

    Robert Goodman owned and operated a mill there.  There was also a blacksmith shop and a brewery.

    1941 Osage Co. Centennial description

    1976 Osage County Memory Book description

    See Goodman's Mill's

    5 Miles south of Linn in Twp 43N, Rng 9W, Sec 36, north of Rich Fountain. Gasconade
     
    Osage
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  • Vancleve
  •   Northwestern county Maries 1880-1930 1892
    1895
    1897
    1901
    1904
    1913
    1920
  • Venus
  •   Central county, just west of Vienna. Maries 1912-1932 1920
  • Veto
  • Veto is a discontinued PO in Johnson T. The postmaster saw the name on a stove and used it because it was short, though many people thought the name was given because President Cleveland was vetoing so many bills. (8) Southeastern county just west of hwy 63 near the junction of Rt P. Maries 1902-1932 1904
    1920
  • Vichy
  • Vichy Springs
  • Site of a popular resort spring in the early 1900's, with bath houses and a large hotel.  Fire destroyed the hotel in 1920. (11)

    Today Vichy has a few business', churches and the Masonic Lodge which moved here from Bloomington (Lois).

    Southeast county.  On main route (hwy 63) between Rolla and Jefferson City. Maries 1880-Pres 1895
    1897
    1901
    1904
    1913
    1920
  • Vienna
  • 1873 Post Road - From Bloomington, by Vienna, to Edina.
    Also, from Medora to Vienna.
    Also, from Osage City, by Taos, Castle Rock, Westphalia, and Maries, to Vienna.
    Also, from Vienna to Rolla.
    Also, from Vienna to Tuscumbia. (15)

    1874 - The county seat twentythree miles northwest of Rolla, Phelps County and nineteen miles northeast of Dixon, Pulaski County, it's nearest station on the A.&P.R.R., is pleasently situated on high rolling land, about two miles west of the Gasconade. It was settled in 1855, has a population of about 250 and contains a neat brick court-house, a newspaper - The Courier, published by A.P. & A.J.Rittenhouse, two churches - Catholic and Methodist, one hotel, four stores and one wagon shop. (13)

    Central county. Maries 1856-Pres 1863
    1873
    1875
    1878
    1892
    1895
    1897
    1901
    1904
    1913
    1920
  • Viessmann
  •   Central southwestern county. Maries 1890-1903 1895
    1897
  • Vosholl
  • 1941 Osage Co. Centennial description

    1976 Osage County Memory Book description

    Northwest county between Linn and Bonnet's Mill. Osage 1900-1923 1904
    1913
    1920