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It was.  I can't count.  Ralls is #78.
Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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On Wednesday, October 23, 2002, at 03:52 PM, frances cramer wrote:

> Did I miss a county?  Thought #77 was Polk.
> Straighten me out please.
>
> Frances C.
>
>
>> RALLS COUNTY (G-3 on the Missouri Highway map) pop. about 8,300.  US 61
>> runs down the east side; US 33 and 24 run together to nip the northeast
>> corner.  MO 19 comes into the southwest corner and cuts northeast to
>> meet US 61 at New London, the county seat with about a thousand
>> residents.
>>
>> The county was named for Daniel Ralls, a representative from Pike Co
>> (from which Ralls was split).  It was Ralls, who literally on his death
>> bed cast the deciding vote that carried Thomas H. Benton into the U.S.
>> Senate as Missouriís second senator in 1820 (David Barton was
>> unopposed).
>>
>
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