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Clark County Township Map

Clark County Township Map


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General Highway Map, Clark County, Missouri
Prepared by MoDOT
Office of Transportation Planning
Revised July 2004
General Highway Map, Clark County, MO. [A jpg file about 680 KB in size]

General Highway Map, Clark County, MO. [A PDF file about 840 KB in size]


Clark County current Township Map overlay on
General Highway Map July 2004, Clark County, Missouri
Clark County, MO. Township map after 1868 [A jpg file about 730 KB in size]

Clark County, MO. Township map after 1868 [A PDF file about 930 KB in size]

Change from 1868: Section 6, 7, 18, 19, 30, 31 from Madison Township to Lincoln Township about the time the county seat was moved from Waterloo to Kahoka [about 1872], and some time after 1868 section 31, and parts of section 30 and 32 that are within Clark County was taken from Sweet Home Township and given to Des Moines Township.


The information for the Maps below was taken from:

History of Lewis, Clark, Knox, and Scotland Counties, Missouri

The Goodspeed Publishing Co.

St. Louis and Chicago

1887


In 1833 the following civil township, Des Moines, Jackson, and Jefferson were attached to and formed a part of Lewis County overlay on
General Highway Map, Clark County, Missouri

Clark County, MO. Township Map 1833 [A jpg file about 700 KB in size]

Clark County, MO. Township Map 1833 [A PDF file about 890 KB in size]


Page: 266 and 267
Jefferson Township comprised all the territory within present county limits, lying north of the line diving Township 65 and 66 north.
Des Moines Township adjoined the former on the south, and contained all of Township 65 north. It also embraced all that portion of Township 64 north, which lies north of Sugar Creek.
Jackson Township embraced all the balance of the territory of the county, as it is now composed, lying south of Des Moines Township.

Note: East end of Sugar Creek and Fox River on this map is not like it was in 1833

See the 1855 Geological Map of Clark County. The Map was provide by Mitch Ryder.

Note on Village:

The Village of Eldorado is about one mile north and west of the city of Luray today.

The Village of Mount Vernon is about where Medill is today.

North Santa Fe is known as Saint Patrick today, also known, as Marysville for a short time before being known as North Santa Fe.

The Village of Lancaster is not on maps today.

The Village of Marysville is not on maps today.

The Village of De Moines City is not on maps today.

The Village of Augusta is not on maps today.

The Village of Belleplain is not on maps today.


1837 addition of Washington Township to Des Moines, Jackson, and Jefferson Townships to form Clark County Township.
Overlay on General Highway Map, Clark County, Missouri

1837 Washington Township was added to the township list [A jpg file about 700 KB in size]

1837 Washington Township was added to the township list [A PDF file about 930 KB in size]

Page 271

In response to a petition of citizens, the court then (June 1837) established Washington Township within the following boundary, to wit: Beginning at the southwest corner of said county, thence east on the southern boundary thereof to where said boundary line intersect the meridian line passing through the middle of Range 8 west; thence north along the section line in the middle of said range to the ridge between the south fork and the middle fork of Fox River: thence following the course of said ridge to the western boundary of the county; thence south to the place of beginning.

Note: The ridge line is a best estimate, since this is not a topographic map.


1840 addition of Jessamine Township to Clark County overlay on
General Highway Map, Clark County, Missouri

Clark County with Jessamine Township Addition 1840 [A jpg file about 490 KB in size]

Clark County with Jessamine Township Addition 1840 [A PDF file about 890 KB in size]

Page: 278 June 1840 court term
In the formations of the civil townships as heretofore noted, it seems that the county court had recognized the Indian boundary line as the northern boundary of the State and county. But a strip of land, a few miles in with lying north of this line being then claimed by both the State of Missouri and Iowa Territory, the county court created a new township comprising all of this disputed strip of land lying north of said Indian boundary line which is now the state line. This township was created at the June term 1840, of said court, and was described as follows:  All that part of Clark County bounded on the west by the range line between Ranges 9 and 10 west; on the south by the old Indian boundary line which passes through Township 67 north: on the northeast by the Des Moines River and on the north by the true boundary of the State of Missouri. It was named by said court, Jessamine Township.


1849 US Supreme Court ruling favorably to Iowa, Jessamine Township
no longer overlay on General Highway Map, Clark County, Missouri

1849 Clark County with without Jessamine Township Addition [A jpg file about 700 KB in size]

1849 Clark County with without Jessamine Township Addition [A PDF file about 930 KB in size]


1868 New Civil Township of Clay, Folker, Grant, Lincoln, Madison, Sweet Home, Union, Vernon, and Wyaconda change the boundaries of Des Moines, Jackson, Jefferson, and Washington Township.
overlay on General Highway Map, of Clark County, Missouri

1868 Clark County Township Map [A jpg file about 730 KB in size]

1868 Clark County Township Map [A PDF file about 980 KB in size]

Page: 288 – 289

NEW CIVIL TOWNSHIP

At the March term, 1868 (see note 1), of the county court, the county was re-districted into civil township as follows: Vernon Township was made to contain all the land within the county, lying in Range 5, west of the fifth principle meridian, and Alexandria was designated as the place for holding elections. Clay Township was made to contain all of Township 64 north, and the north half of Township 63 north, Range 6 west, with the voting place at the Pleasant Hill schoolhouse. Des Moines Township was made to contain all of Township 65 north, Range 6 west, with the voting place at St. Francisville.  Jackson Township was made to contain all of Township 64 north, and the north half of Township 63 north, Range 7 west, with the voting place at Winchester.  Madison Township was made to contain all of Township 65 north, Range 7 west, with the voting place at Waterloo.  Sweet Home Township was made to contain all of Township 66 north, Range 7 west, and all lands east thereof situate in Clark County, with the voting place at Peakeville.  Union Township was made to contain all of Township 64 north, and the north half of Township 63, Range 8 west, with the voting place at the Village of Union. Lincoln Township was made to contain all of Township 65 north, Range 8 west, with the voting place at Ashton. Jefferson Township was made to contain all of Township 66 north, Range 8 west, with the voting place at the Jordan schoolhouse. Grant Township was made to contain all of Township 67 north, Range 7 and 8 west, with the voting place at Athens. Washington Township was composed of all of Township 64 north, and the north half of Township 63 north, Range 9 west, with the voting place at Fairmont.  Wyaconda Township was made to contain all of Township 65 north, Range 9 west, with the voting place at Luray.  Folker Township was composed of all of Townships 66 and 67 north, Range 9 west, with the voting place at Bethlehem Church.

Note 1: 1868 date seems to be in error. I have found the Township of Sweet Home listed in Feb 1846 and Township of Vernon listed in Nov. 1850 and all township were listed in the US Census 1860. (added 26 April 2014)


Lewis County Township Map (about 1897) for the research that find His/Her people went to church and shop in Lewis county. Lewis County Township Map

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