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Phelps County, Missouri

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The county was organized on November 13, 1857, and was named for U.S. Representative and Governor of Missouri John Smith Phelps.

Rolla was an important site during the Civil War because the southwest branch of the Pacific Railroad ended here. Thousands of Union troops and their supplies came to Rolla by train from St. Louis and then were transferred to wagon trails to go to the battles of Wilson Creek in Springfield and Pea Ridge and Prairie Grove in Arkansas, plus a number of other smaller skirmishes. The railroad had arrived in Rolla in 1860 but the outbreak of the war halted the westward expansion of the line.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns & Communities

Arlington | Beulah | Blooming Rose | Clementine | Clinton | Craddock | Dillon | Doolittle | Duke | Edgar Springs | Elk Prairie | Flag Spring | Flat | Jerome | Newburg | Northwye | Powellville | Rolla (County Seat) | Rosati | Royal | St. James | Seaton | Table Rock | Vida | Winkler | Yancy Mills




Genealogy Trails

Mark Twain National Forest (part)

Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places