Holt County, Missouri

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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.

It is bounded on the north by Atchison County; on the northeast by Nodaway County and on the southeast by Andrew County.

The Missouri River forms a natural boundary to the south and west. Across the Missouri River is Richardson County, Nebraska to the west and Doniphan County, Kansas to the south.

The Holt County seat is the city of Oregon. Towns in Holt County are; Bigelow, Big Lake, Corning, Craig, Forest City, Fortescue, Maitland, Mound City, and Oregon.

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