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Bucklin, Missouri is a small city in Linn County. The first known European-American settler was Sampson Wyett, who arrived in 1835, while the area was still part of Yellow Creek Township. Bucklin Township was established in 1845, and named for Major Bucklin, chief engineer of the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad, in the hopes of the new town becoming a railroad division point, which did not occur. The town was laid out by James H. Watson and his wife, Mary Jane, in January of 1855, but the town was not incorporated until 1866, when James H. Wyett, a son of Sampson Wyett, was elected mayor. Bucklin is located along Missouri Highway 129, north of US Highway 36, east of Brookfield, northeast of Marceline, west of New Cambria and Lingo, and southwest of Hart and Ethel.



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