Dunklin County, Missouri



  • Dunklin County was formed in 1845 from Stoddard County;
    the county seat is
    Kennett.
Clarkton in Dunklin County Mo

  • Clarkton is located 16 miles north of Kennett and 28 miles from Dexter City, on the C. A. & T. R. R. It had one church, 1 school, 2 hotels, 1 wagon and cabinet shop, 1 drug, 1 grocery, 1 mill and cotton gin, and about 350 inhabitants.
    (**Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri, 1874, p. 200.)

    Clarkton was founded about 1860, and named in honor of Henry E. Clark, a contractor on the pole or plank road between Clarkton and Weaversville. The first settler on thet site of the town was Dr. Skaggs, who sold out to a man named Parker. Parker sold his interest to John Tinkerman, who with a partner named Muse opened the first store.

    In 1888 Clarkton had a population of about 300. It had a good school building, three churches, six stores and a grist-mill.
    (**Hist. of Southeast Missouri, pp. 474, 475.)

    It is located at Sections 15 & 22, Twp. 21 N, R. 10 E, at the junction of Highways J, 25 & 62.


Towns and wide places in the road in
Dunklin County Mo

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