The History of Pineville, MO

Pineville is historically known as “The River City”.

Organized March 3, 1849, from Newton County and named for Alexander McDonald, Revolutionary War soldier. Originally defined by the Legislature as Seneca County and attached to Newton County for civil and military purposes on January 1, 1847, the name was changed to McDonald upon formal organization of the county.

McDonald County is proud to have a Historical Society, Collecting, Preserving and Sharing the Rich History of McDonald County.

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