April 28, 2007
James Wiseman Honnoll was one of the three founding fathers of the town of Leachville (Mississippi County). In the late 1890s, Honnoll and business associate Gilbert Leach incorporated a land development company that promoted the area. In Leach’s honor, Honnoll named the growing settlement Leachville. The First Methodist Church, which was built by Honnoll, is the town’s oldest surviving structure.