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Holt County is located in the northwest corner of Missouri and was organized January 29, 1841 from territory acquired in the Platte Purchase. Holt County was named for David Rice Holt, a Missouri legislator, from Platte County. The county was originally named Nodaway County. However, the name was changed seventeen days later to honor Mr. Holt, who died during the legislative session.