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The History of Barry County Missouri

Barry County was formed in January, 1835, from Greene County.
An 1872 fire destroyed some of the circuit court clerk's records.


In Feb, 1835, Barry Co began operation as a political subdivision of Missouri. The newly formed county contained the present counties of Barry, Lawrence, Dade, McDonald, Newton, Jasper, Barton and a part of Cedar Co. The first county seat was at Mount Pleasant, located on Clear Creek just west of the present day Pierce City.

By 1840 Barry Co had been pared down to what is the present day Barry Co and the southern half of Lawrence Co. Also in 1840 the county seat was moved to McDonald (now McDowell) where it was housed in the residence of Samuel G Phariss, until 1845.

By 1845 Lawrence Co was formed and the county seat was no longer in the geographic center of Barry Co, so the new seat was formed in what is now Cassville and housed in the William Kerr residence. William Kerr owned the 50 acres which encompassed the town of Cassville in 1845.








1909 Standard Atlas

of Barry County Missouri
Township 23N, Range 27W


This map contains:

Northern Flat Creek Township
& A sliver of Northwestern Mineral Township


Upper Right Quarter of Above Map























Name
Acres
# of Lot
Section
Intersection
Map
Craig, W.A.
120
14
T23N.,R27W







1909 Standard Atlas
of Barry County Missouri
Township 22N, Range 27W


This map contains:

Southern Flat Creek Township,
Northeast corner of Washburn Towship,
Northwest corner of Roaring River Township
& Southwest sliver of Mineral Township


Lower Right Quarter











Name
Acres
# of Lot
Section
Intersection
Map
Craig, W.H.
40
27
T23N.,R27W







Craig, N.
46
26
T23N.,R27W










Craig, J.A.
40
34
T23N.,R27W




Name
Acres
# of Lot
Section
Intersection
Map
CRAIG, J.A. 70.50 03 T22N., R27W