States: Missouri: Douglas
It is up by Denlow and Falling Spring not on the border between Ozark and Douglas Counties. Have done extensive work with the Douglas County Historical Society. It appears that because of the troubled times when the 1860 census was taken that all of Ozark County was listed as PO Falling Spring. No twps were listed at all. I think with the confusion of the Falling Spring PO being in Ozark County
until Douglas County was formed confused the government anyway. Or maybe with the troubled times this was the best way to do it. They could not know what a can of worms they opened for us. We spent months trying to prove there were two Falling Spring PO in 1860 because of the way the government listed them. Some savvy people got in on that. We even got the coordinates for the PO so we could pin point the location. It was about 5 mi NE of Denlow. That is right where the spring is. He double checked the coordinates on that as well. I had about 50 family members in that 1860 Ozark county census. That county was so rural. They were all in totally different parts of the county but were all listed at that Falling Spring PO. No one could ever find that spring without help. A rancher who had lived a few miles from there all his life led us to it. We picked him up at Champion.
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