Millport in Daviess County, MO 1831

Millport, the oldest place in Daviess County, once existed on the Stephen Smith farm in Union Township. It was settled in 1831 by Robert P. Peniston, Sr., who laid it out as a town. It took its name from Peniston’s horse mill, the only place where pioneers could obtain meal or flour on this side of Richmond, MO. The first post office in Daviess County was at Millport in the fall of 1835. (Kost’s History; Ray County District Survey by J.C. Brown)