stoddard lines

Stoddard county boundaries in 1810-1820-1830


Stoddard county lines in 1810-1820-1830 


Stoddard County as we know it today, was New Madrid county, with the 

extreme northern boundaries of today's Stoddard county being Cape Girardeau 



New Madrid county lines changed and Cape Girardeau lines extended almost 

to the center of what is now Stoddard County. Thus, the lower two thirds 

of the county was New Madrid county, while the northern one third was a 

part of Cape Girardeau county. With a small N.W. section being in Wayne 



As Cape Girardeau and New Madrid again change shapes, so do the land 

records of Stoddard County. In 1830 we find the main body of (today) Stoddard 

County, was Cape Girardeau, with a section in the S.E. we now know as 

Stoddard was New Madrid County. Still the N.W. Stoddard boundaries we know 

today was a part of Wayne County. 


The above information is from 

Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses 

1790 - 1920  authored by William 

Thorndale and William Dollarhide. 

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