Civil Bend, Marion Township, Daviess County, Missouri

The principal town in this township is the village of Civil Bend, which is located on section twenty-four township sixty, range twenty-nine. It was laid off in 1868 by Gilbert Canfield, who surveyed twenty-four lots and had them platted as the town of Civil Bend. In 1880 it contained seventy-eight inhabitants, which number it is believed has been increased until the population is now about one hundred.

1881 Business Directory
As a county trading place the town transacts considerable business. The leading merchant of the place is Isaac J. Henderson, who carries a large and well-selected stock of general merchandise. The other prominent business men are

Perham & Roberts, dealers in general merchandise
Dr. J. W. Hightree
O. F. S. Shumway, druggists
Martin Smith, harness-maker
Ryan & Harmon and Fred Snider, blacksmiths
Drs. J. W. Hightree, S. L. Hardinger
E. H. Waggoner, physicians and surgeons
S. S. Ryan and Thomas Roberts, hotel proprietors
Moses Mallory, shoe-maker
R. Davis, barber
B. Stapp, restaurant proprietor and dealer in flour and feed
I. J. Henderson, postmaster

The first business house in Civil Bend was built by John T. Price.

The voting place of Marion township is at Civil Bend.

Back to: Daviess County

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on pinterest
Pinterest
Share on email
Email
Share on print
Print

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Copyright © 2019 Missouri Genealogy