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Washington County, Missouri was organized August 21, 1813 from Ste. Genevieve County. The County Seat is Potosi, Missouri, 63664.

Frenchmen RENAULT and LaMOTTE toured the area near present-day Potosi in 1722-23. No permanent settlement was made until 1763, when Francis BRETON settled near Potosi and began to operate a mine bearing his name. The Bellview Valley, near Caledonia, was settled in 1802 by Annanias McCOY, Benjamin CROW, and Robert REED.

Washington County is divided into eleven Townships:

Belgrade

Bellview

Breton

Concord

Harmony

Johnson

Kingston

Liberty

Richwoods

 

Union

Walton

 

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This page was last updated on Saturday, 10-May-2008 20:01:54 MDT.