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James Baughn

Not Your Town: Gads Hill, Missouri

Posted Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at 2:30 PM


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  • A couple of side notes: The Morley mentioned in the story is probably the namesake of the town in Scott County that was on the old Belmont line. The blacksmith in Chalk Bluff, Ark. was a Pollard descendant. The Pollards were the original white settlers of NW Arkansas, and went to NW Arkansas from the Big Creek area near Anna Jonesboro, Illinois. Keep up the interesting articles!

    -- Posted by Hugh M Bean on Wed, Apr 2, 2008, at 12:13 PM
  • Hugh,

    Yes, Morley was named for chief engineer James H. Morley. Many of the towns along the Iron Mountain were named for railroad officials. Glen Allen and Allenville were both named for Thomas Allen, the owner of the railroad at that time. Annapolis was named for his wife. I believe Marquand was a railroad official as well.

    -- Posted by James Baughn on Wed, Apr 2, 2008, at 5:43 PM
  • Nice to actually learn something from a blog.


    -- Posted by Professor_Bubba on Thu, Apr 3, 2008, at 8:26 PM