Caldwell County, Missouri

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Caldwell County is a county located in Missouri, United States.wikipedia
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Kingston, Missouri

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Its county seat is Kingston.
Kingston is a city in Caldwell County, Missouri, and is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area with the United States.

Ray County, Missouri

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Caldwell County was originally part of Ray County.

Far West, Missouri

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Its county seat was Far West, Missouri.
Far West was a settlement of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints(LDS Church) in Caldwell County, Missouri, United States.

Mormons

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Caldwell County was originally established as a haven for Mormons, who had been driven from Jackson County in November 1833 and had been refugees in adjacent Clay County since.
When the Missouri Mormons were later asked to leave Clay County in 1836, they secured land in what would become Caldwell County.

1838 Mormon War

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The county was one of the principal settings of the 1838 Missouri Mormon War, which led to the expulsion of all Latter Day Saints from Missouri, following the issuance of an "extermination order" by then–Governor Lilburn Boggs. A few Mormon settlers, who had been evicted from Jackson County, Missouri, moved into the county in 1832, and included Jacob Haun, whose mill on Shoal Creek would become the scene of the bloodiest incident in the Mormon War, known as the Haun's Mill Massacre.
In an effort to keep the peace, Alexander William Doniphan of Clay County pushed a law through the Missouri legislature that created Caldwell County, Missouri, specifically for Mormon settlement in 1836.

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The county was organized December 29, 1836 and named by Alexander Doniphan to honor John Caldwell, who participated in George Rogers Clark's Native American Campaign of 1786 and was the second Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky.
Doniphan assisted in the creation of a special county in northwestern Missouri for the Mormons, but continued friction between Mormons and non-Mormon settlers in that region ultimately led to the outbreak of the 1838 Mormon War.

Kansas City metropolitan area

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It is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Missouri Executive Order 44

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The county was one of the principal settings of the 1838 Missouri Mormon War, which led to the expulsion of all Latter Day Saints from Missouri, following the issuance of an "extermination order" by then–Governor Lilburn Boggs. After the Missouri militia was routed in the Battle of Crooked Creek, Governor Lilburn Boggs issued Missouri Executive Order 44 to evict the Mormons from the state.
The Mormons had been given a county of their own (Caldwell County) in 1836, following their expulsion from Jackson County in 1833.

Haun's Mill massacre

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A few Mormon settlers, who had been evicted from Jackson County, Missouri, moved into the county in 1832, and included Jacob Haun, whose mill on Shoal Creek would become the scene of the bloodiest incident in the Mormon War, known as the Haun's Mill Massacre. Three days later, a group from Livingston County killed 18 Mormons in the Haun's Mill massacre.
It occurred on October 30, 1838, when a mob/militia unit from Livingston County, Missouri attacked a Mormon settlement in eastern Caldwell County, Missouri, after the Battle of Crooked River.

Livingston County, Missouri

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Three days later, a group from Livingston County killed 18 Mormons in the Haun's Mill massacre.

Braymer, Missouri

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Braymer is a city in Caldwell County, Missouri, and is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area with the United States.

Daviess County, Missouri

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Mormon settlers moved further north into Daviess County, particularly at Adam-ondi-Ahman after Smith proclaimed that it was the Biblical place where Adam and Eve were banished after leaving the Garden of Eden.

Breckenridge, Missouri

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Breckenridge is a city in Caldwell County, Missouri, and is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area with the United States.

Hamilton, Missouri

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Hamilton is a city in Caldwell County, Missouri, and is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area with the United States.

Cowgill, Missouri

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Cowgill is a city in Caldwell County, Missouri, and is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area with the United States.

Battle of Crooked River

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After the Missouri militia was routed in the Battle of Crooked Creek, Governor Lilburn Boggs issued Missouri Executive Order 44 to evict the Mormons from the state.
Ray County was located immediately south of the Mormon-dominated Caldwell County.

Adam-ondi-Ahman

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Mormon settlers moved further north into Daviess County, particularly at Adam-ondi-Ahman after Smith proclaimed that it was the Biblical place where Adam and Eve were banished after leaving the Garden of Eden.
In the 1830s, Latter Day Saints being forced out of Jackson County, Missouri, settled just south of Daviess County in Caldwell County, in the settlement of Far West.

Polo, Missouri

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Polo is a city in Caldwell County, Missouri, and is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area with the United States.

Cameron, Missouri

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All of Caldwell County is a part of Missouri's 8th District in the Missouri House of Representatives and is currently represented by Jim Neely (R-Cameron).
Cameron is a city in Clinton, DeKalb and Caldwell counties in the U.S. state of Missouri and is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Missouri's 6th congressional district

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All of Caldwell County is included in Missouri's 6th Congressional District and is currently represented by Sam Graves (R-Tarkio) in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The district takes in all or parts of the following counties: Adair, Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Chariton, Clay, Clinton, Daviess, De Kalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Jackson, Linn, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway, Platte, Putnam, Schuyler, Sullivan, Worth.

1996 United States presidential election in Missouri

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This election is the most recent in which Missouri voted Democratic as well as the last time that Hickory County, Benton County, Mercer County, Caldwell County, Grundy County, Crawford County, Carroll County, Franklin County, St. Clair County, Livingston County, DeKalb County, Lafayette County, St. Francois County, Daviess County, Bates County, Madison County, Montgomery County, Sullivan County, Clark County, Nodaway County, Henry County, Vernon County, Gentry County, Macon County, Knox County, Wayne County, Ripley County, Clinton County, Monroe County, Ralls County, Randolph County, Dunklin County, Reynolds County, Oregon County, Howard County, Shannon County, Shelby County, Callaway County, Scott County, Lincoln County, Audrain County, Pike County, Marion County, Lewis County, Scotland County, Schuyler County, Chariton County, Worth County, and Linn County voted for a Democratic Presidential candidate.