Stoddard county lines in 1810-1820-1830 1810 Stoddard County as we know it today, was New Madrid county, with the extreme northern boundaries of today's Stoddard county being Cape Girardeau county. 1820, 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 County. 1830 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. credits: 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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