These books are possible thanks to the generosity of our Chariton County neighbors in sharing many of their keepsakes and photographs.
Books available for sale are:
Bee Branch Township – $18 + $5 shipping
Bowling Green Township – $10 + $3 shipping
Brunswick Township – $18 + $5 shipping
Chariton Township – $10 + $3 shipping
Clark Township – $6 + $2 shipping
Cockrell Township – $6 + $2 shipping
Cunningham Township – $6 + $2 shipping
Keytesville Township – $15 + $4 shipping
Mendon Township – $6 + $2 shipping
Musselfork Township – $10 + $3 shipping
Salisbury Township – $20 + $5 shipping
Salt Creek Township – $6 + $2 shipping
Triplett Triplett – $6 + $2 shipping
Wayland Township – $15 + $4 shipping
Yellow Creek Township – $6 + $2 shipping
If you are interested in any of these books, you may mail us a check along with your address and we will send your book(s) to you.
Each book in Includes the history, information and photos. Below is just a sampling of the information found in each book.
BEE BRANCH TOWNSHIP BOOK
Includes the history, information and photos on schools, churches, cemeteries, businesses, and the towns and villages of Bynumville, Glee, Lagonda, and Wien. Bee Branch Township is located in the northeast corner of Chariton County.
Bynumville – established in 1859 and was named in honor of Dr. Joseph Bynum who was the area’s only doctor for miles around. Mr. Bynum left Bee Branch Township in 1849 and went to California. The town was not officially laid out until 1878, but people had been living in the area since the 1830s.
Glee – 1898. No information is available. It appears that there was a post office in operation 1898-1902.
Lagonda – 1867. A post office was in operation from 1881-1922. There was a handle factory in Lagonda that produced handles for hammers, axes, etc. The origin of the town is unknown.
Disaster struck Salisbury in 1872 when the town was swept by a tornado. Then another disaster –