BRUSH CREEK

Location: present day Washington Township

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St. Clair County, Missouri Agricultural Statistics Service:
St. Clair County is in the west central part of the State. It is bounded on the north by Henry County; east by Benton and Hickory Counties; south by Polk and Cedar Counties; and on the west by Bates and Vernon Counties. It has a land area of 447,000 acres.
The first person of whom there is record was Jacob Coonce, a hunter, who arrived in 1827. In 1831 he built a cabin, the first in the region, near the Sac River, about three miles northeast of the present site of Roscoe. This he soon abandoned to make his home on Brush Creek.

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Missouri Watershed Information Network:
Sac River Basin - St. Clair County History
In February 1841, St. Clair County was formed from Rives County (which later became Henry County). St. Clair County was named for a Revolutionary War veteran, General Arthur St. Clair.
The first settler of European descent in St. Clair County was a hunter, Jacob Coonce. Coonce built a cabin near the current town of Roscoe near the Sac River in 1831. He moved in 1832 to an area near Brush Creek in what is present-day Washington Township.

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Missouri History Encyclopedia, 1901:
The Osage River enters the central west and flows eastwardly to Osceola and thence to the northeast. Its principal tributary is Sac River, which enters the county near the central south and discharges into the Osage near Osceola. The Osage receives Big Monegaw Creek from the northwest, the Peshaw, or Big Clear Creek from the south west, and Little Weaubleau Creek from the southeast. Coon and Brush Creeks flow into Sac River from the southeast. There are numerous fine springs, the most noted of which are the Monegaw Springs.

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Missouri History Encyclopedia, 1901:
The first white man of whom there is record was Jacob Coonce, a hunter who came in 1827. In 1831 he built a cabin, the first in the region, near the Sac River, about three miles northeast of the present site of Roscoe. This he soon abandoned to make his home on Brush Creek, in the southern part of what is now St. Clair County.


 

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