was formed in 1845
the county seat is
West Prairie in Dunklin County
- West Prairie Settled around 1844 and had a post office 1854-1877.
The Malden Post Office took its place around 1877-1878.
Named for the large prairie on which it set which was west of the other prairies in this section.
Some resources have it located about 4 miles SW of Malden and others show it being just north.
One of its most important features was the grist mill, known as West Prairie Mill.
Cindy Folks Lester
Towns and wide places in the road in
Dunklin County Mo
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