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While this is purely a rural survey of Morgan county, the fact remains that in the discussion of all such questions corporation lines must be lost, as the interests of city and country are one and the same. While Morgan is distinctly a rural county, it has in Versailles, the county seat, a thriving trade center. Versailles has two railroads, is blessed with enterprising, up-to-date citizens, and its business enterprises are entirely in keeping with those of the county. Throughout the county are a number of smaller towns and villages and country stores, which are the center of the community life. In the larger villages there are good business houses and beautiful and attractive homes. In the southern part of the county especially, the country store and hamlet, with but few houses, survives and still fills a large place in the lives of the people.
Missouri State Board of Agriculture Monthly Bulletin Vol. XIV, No. 2 (February, 1916): A Rural Survey of Morgan County Missouri. Digital version © 2001 Peter Binkley; permission to reproduce for non-commercial purposes is granted.