TABERVILLE


Taberville had a Post Office during the years 1866-1968.

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Missouri History Encyclopedia, 1901:

Taberville, a town on the Osage River, in St. Clair County, twenty miles west of Osceola, the county seat. It has a public school, a Christian Church and a Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1899 the population was 200. It was platted in 1859 on land belonging to Dr. Taber, who formed a land company. From 1844 to 1860 it was a trading post of some importance, and was reached by steamers from Osceola.

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Missouri State Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1881:

Taberville A village of 250 inhabitants, on the Osage River in Taber Township, St. Clair County seven miles south east of Rockville, its railroad shipping point on the M.K. & T. Ry. (Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway), and twenty west of Osceola (county seat court house). Appleton City, fifteen miles north, is the nearest bank location. The Osage River is navigable to this place a portion of the year, affording transportation at low rates, for grain and heavy freight. Improved land is worth $10 to $20 per acre; unimproved, $5 to $12, and timber is abundant suitable for farm implements. Shipping, grain, flax seed and stock. Mail, daily. J.A. Purinton, postmaster.
Byland, F. Justice of the peace
Davidson, Dr. A.C. druggist
Eberhart, John blacksmith
Fisk, J.L. blacksmith
Gregory & Hensley livestock
Hays, John carpenter
Heath, A. hotel propr.
Heath, M. ferry propr.
Hill, R.B. livestock
Hoover, J.M. livestock
Moore, C.L. flour mill
Smith, W.S. general store
Vandeventer, D.O. cooper
Williams, James blacksmith

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St. Clair County, MO History, 1883, page 1011:

Appleton City Mills - C. Shoe & Son, proprietors is situated near the business portion of the town, west of the depot. The building is a two and a
 half story frame with a basement and is forty feet front by fifty feet deep with a two story addition twenty by fifty.
There are four runs of French burrs with a grinding capacity of 75 barrels per day. The engine is thirty horsepower, of good workmanship and the quality of flour unexcelled. Messrs Shoe & Son bought this mill at Taberville and moved it here four years ago.

 

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