Osage County Historical Geography

As early as 1818 Protestant settlers from Virginia and Tennessee had settled in the area. Gasconade County was formed in 1820, from Franklin County. In 1841 Osage County was formed. A booklet has been published, available at the Missouri Historical Society, in Columbia MO, that provides a detailed description of the county and its towns. Other sources of information: History of Missouri, published by Goodspeed Publishing Company, in 1889.