ORIGIN OF PLACE NAMES IN MARSHALL COUNTY.
Axtell -- Named for Dr. Jesse Axtell, an official of the St. Jo & Grand Island Railroad.
Beattie -- Named for A. Beattie, mayor of St. Jo, Missouri, in 1870.
Blue Rapids -- Named for rapids in Big Blue river, at that point.
Barrett -- Named for A. G. Barrett, a pioneer.
Bigelow -- Named for General Bigelow, an official of the Missouri Pacific Railway, who selected the townsite.
Bremen -- Named for a seaport in Germany.
Carden -- Named for Mrs. Carden, on whose land the townsite was platted.
Frankfort -- Named for Frank Schmidt, of Marysville, owner of the townsite.
Herkimer -- Named by O. Keller, who laid out the town.
Hull -- Named for a city in England.
Home -- Named by G. W. Van Camp, who platted the townsite.
Irving -- Named for Washington Irving.
Lillis -- Named for Bishop Thomas Lillis, of Kansas City.
Marysville -- Named for Mary, wife of F. J. Marshall, for whom the county was named.
Marietta -- Named for Mrs. Marietta Mann.
Oketo -- Named for an Indian chief, Arkatetah, the name being shortened by the settlers to Oketo.
Schroyer -- Named for a well-known pioneer family.
Summerfield -- Named for Elias Summerfield, an official of the Missouri Pacific Railroad.
Vermillion -- No record.
Vliets -- Named for the Van Vliet family, on whose farm the town is located.
Waterville -- Named by R. Osborne, superintendent of the Central Branch, Union Pacific Railroad, in honor of his home town, Waterville, Maine.
Winifred -- named for the wife of Isaac Walker, a pioneer.