Agricultural History Series
Agricultural History Series
 Missouri State University

Agriculture in Post-Civil War Missouri 

Vernon County

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Vernon County was one of those counties along Missouri's western border that was most devastated during the war.  The county seat, Nevada City (as it was called then), was entirely burned during the Bushwhacker / Jayhawker struggles.

Following the war, Vernon County struggled to recover from the devastation and managed to do so relatively quickly.  However, drovers attempted to pass Texas cattle through the county and in the process, the county had to deal with Tick Fever.

Vernon County organized its Agricultural and Mechanical Society almost as soon as the war ended. By the later parts of the 1860's, the county was hosting its annual fair. Follow this link to learn about the 1869 Vernon County Fair.

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  • Agriculture Report of Missouri, 1868

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