Im looking for a town called Smallwood Missouri, what is the best way to find towns that may no longer exist?

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in Genealogy Help by Steve Weston G2G Rookie (190 points)
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I looked for it in Wikipedia and it is not there.  I also did a web search and nothing.  Maybe it has been written down wrong.  Also, Missouri was once a large territorry that covered almost the whole area of the plains states up to Canada.

So Missouri as we know it today was once a very different place.

This link shows what I mean:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missouri_Territory#mediaviewer/File:United_States_1812-06-1812-12.png
by Vincent Piazza G2G6 Pilot (241k points)
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Any hint as to what county it was in? Or at least what section of Missouri?

At worst you can contact the State Historical Society of Missouri and ask they if they know. http://shs.umsystem.edu/index.shtml They are the best historical society on the planet.

by Carrie Quackenbush G2G6 Mach 7 (73.3k points)
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I found reference to a "Smallwood Plantation" in Missouri at this site: http://littledixie.net/Slave%20Housing.htm . The planatationwas in Jackson County.

The best source I've found for small hamlets, villages, and towns in Missouri that no longer exist is on http://thelibrary.org/lochist/ however trying to search on this site for Smallwood gave no towns, villages, hamlets. 

I did find a reference to Smallwood (a man) who developed a town in Knox County. Check http://thelibrary.org/lochist/moser/knoxpl.html

Another good way to look for towns that have disappeared within Google Books. I found a reference to Smallwood's Switch which is "three miles south of Atoka".  However, I believe Atoka is in OK

Book is After Removal: The Choctaw in Mississippi  edited by Samuel J. Wells, Roseanna ??

Perhaps if you gave us the context of Smallwood Missouri we could be more helpful.

by Lynda X G2G Rookie (230 points)

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