Sullivan County is located in north-central Missouri. It is 15 miles south of Iowa and 65 miles west of the Mississippi River. The county seat is Milan.
The county's present boundaries were actually formed in 1843 when it was formed as Highland County which was attached to Linn County for all civil and military purposes.
A state census in 1844 showed that the county had enough people to become a full organization and was established February 14, 1845. Named after James Sullivan, a member of the Continental Congress of 1782, the county was divided into six townships: Duncan, Liberty, Morris, Pleasant Hill, Polk and Vrooman. County organization was complete when voting precincts were established in each township.
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For Sale by The Sullivan County Missouri Genealogy Committee:
» “Green City Quasquicentennial” - $10.00 plus $5.00 if mailed.
» “Comstock Funeral Home Book” by Sara Phillips (this was a former Putnam Co MO Funeral Home). Price is $20.00 plus postage & handling.
» “1877 Sullivan County Historical Atlas” - $10.00 plus $4.00 postage & handling.
» “1897 Sullivan County Historical Atlas” - $25.00 plus $4.00 postage & handling.
To order contact Peggy Kent, 19383 Hwy 129, Green City, MO. 63545, email: rfkent((@))nemr.net
Farm Journals of Charles H. Maggart, Sullivan County, MO, 1920 - 1921 ~ Contributed by member of the Brown Family
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... publishes a quarterly newsletter February, May, August, and November. Back issues are available for $4.00 each. A yearly subscription is available for $15.00. Please contact:
Sullivan County Genealogy Committee, Chairperson
19383 Highway 129
Green City, MO 63545
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