August 15, 1958
The town of Waldenburg (Poinsett County) was incorporated. Originally known as the German Settlement, then Bern, and later Youngville, Waldenburg was a small milling community predominately settled by German immigrants whose descendants still make up the majority of the population. The construction of the St. Louis Southwestern Railway (commonly called the Cotton Belt) in 1881 established a firm foundation for the town, and many businesses began to appear. Various hunting clubs and lodges routinely draw visitors from around the nation and the world to experience Waldenburgs excellent duck hunting.