Place:Bloomfield, Carroll, Missouri, United States


TypeDeserted settlement
Located inCarroll, Missouri, United States     (1818 - bef 1928)

Bloomfield is an inhabited place.

The town of Bloomfield on Wakenda Creek was laid out in 1818. No trace remains of the town today. The low and wet situation of the town probably interfered with its growth. "There was not a family in the settlement but had its case of the ague. Thus, Wakenda bottom became depopulated and was generally considered unfit for the residence of man." The name was probably influenced by towns in the east. (Turner-Clark, Vol. I, pp. 100-1) - Source: Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

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