Chariton County, Missouri 



Established 16 Nov. 1820.1 Village of Chariton named county seat, 1820.2 Keytesville named county seat, 1833.3 Population in 1830 about 1,800.4 Population in 1836 about 3,500.5 In Aug. 1831, while en route from Independence to Kirtland, JS met ten other elders in county.6 JS also dictated at least one revelation in county.7 While being transported from Gallatin to Boone for trial, JS and four others allowed by captors to escape near Yellow Creek in county, 16 Apr. 1839.8