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Tiny Northwest Missouri Town Is No More After 150 Years

Posted: Nov 17, 2012 1:38 PM by Associated Press

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QUITMAN, Mo. (AP) - Northwest Missouri officials have pulled the plug on a tiny town after nobody stepped forward to serve in local government and the town's tax levy expired.

Quitman is the birthplace of former Missouri governor Forrest C. Donnell and was home to one of the largest Midwest cattle operations in the late 1800s.

The Maryville Daily Forum reported that Nodaway County commissioners voted last week to disincorporate the community. It had only 45 residents in the 2010 census.

There were only three members in a five-member board of trustees in April, then two died and the other moved away.

With no board members, nobody set a new city levy as required by state law. The old one was taken off the books in September, sealing the town's fate.

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