Vera Cruz, Missouri facts for kids
|Vera Cruz, Missouri|
The old log church in Vera Cruz by the cemetery
|Country||U. S. A.|
|Elevation||260 m (850 ft)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
Vera Cruz was established in the 1840s and named for Vera Cruz in Mexico. The village was originally called Red Bud and was at the junction of the Rockbridge–Hartville road up Bryant valley with the Old Salt Road or Rockbridge Road which went northwest through Smallett to Springfield. The name was changed to Vera Cruz in 1859. It was the first county seat of Douglas County. In 1870 the county seat was moved to Arno and shortly after to Ava.
The Civil War battle Battle of Clark's Mill on November 7, 1862 took place at a mill on Bryant Creek about one mile north of the current location. A second battle occurred on November 3, 1864, near Wilson's Mill during which the Confederate forces were driven out of the area.
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