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May 8, 1856 a new township was formed out of Medicine Twp, and named YORK. It was bounded as follows: On the north by the State line, east by the range line between Ranges 20 and 21, south by the line dividing Twps 65 and 66, and west by the line between Putnam and Mercer counties. the name of Breckenridge Twp was changed to Sherman, March 21, 1865.

On March 19, 1867, it was ordered by the county court that the municipal twp known as RICHLAND be divided as follows: All that part of said twp embracing Congresssional Township 65, Range 18, to constitute and compose one municipal township, to be known as Richland Township, and that all of the Congressional Twp No 66 and fractional Twp 67 , Range 18 should form a new township and be known as LINCOLN Twp.

On the same day, it was also ordered by the court that the municipal twp known as LIBERTY Twp should be divided as follows: All that portion of Liberty Twp included  or embraced in Congressional No 66, and fractional Twp 67, Range 17, should constitute one municipal township to be known as LIBERTY Twp, and all that portion of Congressional Twp 66, and fractional Twp 67, Range 16, lying west of the Chariton River, to constitute a new twp to be known as GRANT.

With one slight exception the present boundaries of the municipal townships of the county were settled as they are at present, February 4, 1873. On that day they were defined as follows:

ELM Twp to contain Congressional Twp 65 Range 17 and all that part of Twp 64, Range 16, of Twp 65, Range 16, and of Twp 64, Range 17 as lie in Putnam County; the first meeting of the inhabitants to be at Martinstown on the first Tuesday of April, 1873.

GRANT Twp to contain Congressional Twp 66, Range 16, and that part of Twp 67, Range 16, lying in Putnam County, the first meeting to be at the  Franklin School-house, same day as above.

LIBERTY Twp to contain Congressional Twp 66, Range 17, and that part of Twp 67, Range 17, lying in Putnam County, first meeting at Omaha.

LINCOLN Twp to contain Twp 66, Range 18, and that part of Twp 67, Range 18, lying in Putnam County, first meeting at Stringtown school-house.

RICHLAND Twp to contain Twp 65, Range 18, first metting at Anders' school-house.

UNION Twp to contain Twp 66, Range 19, and that part of Twp 67 Range 19, lying in Putnam County, first meeting  at the court-house in Unionville.

WILSON Twp to contain Twp 65, Range 19, the first meeting at Keep's school-house.

JACKSON Twp to contain Twp 65, Range 20, and the southern tier of Sections 31 to 36 inclusive, of Township 66, Range 20; first meeting to be at Dickson's mills.

SHERMAN Twp to contain Twp 66, Range 20, except as above, and that part of Twp 67, Range 20, lying in Putnam County, first meeting to be at St. John.

YORK Twp to contain Twp 66, Range 21, and all that part of Twp 67, Range 21, lying in Putnam County; also the east half of Twp 66, Range 22, and that portion of Twp 67, Range 22, lying in Putnam County, first  meeting to be at Wyreka.

MEDICINE Twp to contain Twp 65, Range 21, and the east half of Twp 65, Range 22; the first meeting to be at Johnson's school-house.

February 8, 1853, it was ordered by the county court that the line between Liberty and Elm Twps be so changed as to include Section 8, Twp 65, Range 17 in Liberty Twp and on June 17, 1853, the name of Liberty Twp in that portion of Putnam County formerly Dodge County, was changed to MORGAN Twp.   On November 3, 1853, the township line of Liberty Twp was so changed as to include the north half of Section 9, Twp 65, Range 17.

June 14, 1854, the municipal townships of the county were so changed as to be bounded as follows:

ELM Twp began at a point three miles north of the line dividing Twps 63 and 64, where the Chariton River crosses the northern line of Adair County; thence up said river in the  middle of the main channel to where the township line dividing Twps 65 and 66 crosses the Chariton River, thence west to the range line dividing Ranges 17 and 18; thence south with said line to the southern boundary of the county, and thence due east to the place of beginning.

LIBERTY TWP began in the middle of the main channel of the Chariton River, where the township line dividing Townships 65 and 66 crossses the same, thence up said river, in the middle of the main channel thereof, to where the northern boundary line of Missouri crosses the river; thence west with said boundary line of Missouri to where the range line dividing Ranges 17 and 18 crosses the said northern boundary line; thence south with said range line to the line dividing Townships 65 and 66; and thence east with said townhip line to the place of beginning.

RICHLAND TWP began at the southeast corner of Twp 65, Range 18; thence north with the range line between Ranges 17 and 18 to the northern boundary line of the State; thence west to the range line between Ranges 18 and 19; thence south to the southern boundary of Putnam County, and thence due east with the said line to the beginning.

UNION TWP began at the southeast corner of Twp 65, Range 19; thence north with the range line between Ranges 18 and 19, to the northern boundary of the State; thence west with the said line to the range line between Ranges 19 and 20; thence south with said range line to the southern boundary of the county, and thence east to the beginning.

LOCUST TWP began at the southeast corner of Twp 65, Range 20; thence north with the range line between Ranges 19 and 20, to the northern boundary of the State; thence west with said northern boundary of the State to the range line between Ranges 20 and 21; thence south with said line to the southern boundary of the county, and thence east to the beginning.

MEDICINE TWP begain at the southeast corner of Twp 65, Range 21; thence north with the line between Ranges 20 and 21, to the northern boundary of the State; thence west with said line to the center of Range 22; thence south with the eastern boundary of Mercer County to the southern boundary of Putnam County, thence east to the place of beginning.

Putnam County Twp info extracted from  History of Missouri, Illustrated 1888 History of Adair, Sullivan, Putnam, and Schuyler Counties, Missouri, 1888. Reprinted 1972 Stevens Publishing Company, Astoria, IL.


Information provided by Paula Yount, County Coordinator for Schuyler County, Missouri.  Thanks Paula.

 

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