Osage Bluff - Cole County Communities
Osage Bluffs, twelve miles south of the capital, claimed in 1885 a population of 100. John W. Jacobs was postmaster, merchant and blacksmith. Other businesses included a general store, sawmill and a wagon shop. (--Hist. of Cole Co., p. 304; Gazetteer of Mo., 1874, p. 168.)
It is situated at Sec. 26, Twp. 42 N, Range 12 West on B south of E.
Mail via Jefferson City; no population shown. (--Rand, McNally, 1974.)
CLASSIFIED BUSINESS DIRECTORY OF COLE COUNTY
Osage Bluff, in Osage township, near the Osage River, 12 miles south of Jefferson City, nearest shipping point. Mail, daily. Population, 40.
Englebrecht, Christ., carpenter.
Hahn, Jacob, butcher.
Heet, John, blacksmith.
Jacobs, A. A., general store and farm implements.
Jacobs. Christ., carpenter and livestock dealer.
Jacobs, Mrs. Kate, hotel.
Mertens, Paul, flour and grist mill.
Mertens, Theo., carpenter.
Methodist church (German), Rev. J. P. Koeller, Pastor.
Popp, Adam, blacksmith.
Schulter, Henry, carpenter.
Source: Illustrated Sketch Book AND DIRECTORY OF JEFFERSON CITY AND COLE COUNTY
J. W. JOHNSTON. Editor.