Daviess County, MO

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About Daviess County, MO

According to Latter Day Saint movement founder Joseph Smith, Adam-ondi-Ahman, situated in the central part of the county, was where Adam and Eve relocated after being banished from the Garden of Eden. According to LDS tradition, the site is to be a gathering spot prior to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

Joseph Smith's revelation came in 1838, two years after the county was organized, and spurred in an influx of Mormon settlers. Non-Mormon residents feared they were going to lose control of the county and attempted to prevent Mormons from voting in the Gallatin Election Day battle. This was to be the first skirmish in the Mormon War. Later, the Mormons burned and sacked Gallatin, Grindstone Fork, Millport and other smaller settlements. The plundered goods were deposited in the Bishop's storehouse at Diahman. Millport, which at the time was the largest city in the county and the center for trade, never recovered, and became a ghost town. Missouri evicted the Mormons after arresting Joseph Smith and other leaders of the church.

 Daviess County played a major role in the history of the outlaw James-Younger Gang. The first confirmed bank robbery involving Jesse James occurred on December 7, 1869 at the Daviess County Savings Association in Gallatin. John W. Sheets, the bank cashier, was killed in the process by Jesse James, who believed Sheets was Samuel P. Cox, who had killed James's bushwhacker colleague Bloody Bill Anderson during the American Civil War. On July 15, 1881, the gang was believed to have been responsible for the robbery of the Rock Island Line at Winston in which a conductor and passenger were killed.

After Jesse James was murdered in St. Joseph, Frank James surrendered in 1882 to face Daviess County charges in connection with the train robbery/murder as well as murder charges in the 1869 robbery. Frank James was tried from August 20-September 6, 1883. Interest was so intense that the trial was moved to the Gallatin Opera House to accommodate the crowds. James was found not guilty of involvement in both crimes. Charges were made that the jury was filled with Southern sympathizers who refused to convict one of their own.

The Daviess County Savings Association and the Gallatin Opera House have since been torn down although the Winston Rock Island Line train station still stands and is used by the historical society.

Daviess County has one of only three Rotary Jails still in existence. Also known as the "Squirrel Cage Jail," it is now a museum and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

  • Towns of Daviess County, MO

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    If your town (population of 25,000 or less) is not on your county page and you would like it added, email us a paragraph sharing the history and a photograph. A page will be developed for your town at no cost. After this page is developed sponsorship opportunities will be made available to your community. These sponsorships enable us to add contributions made by citizens, founders, business people, volunteers, entrepreneurs, and military veterans. You will find information about points of interest, festivals/events, and the faith community in each county. They also will find stories about the contributions made by farmers/ranchers and of course they will learn about the community organizations that have and continue to build a strong community (chambers, community groups and departments, etc.) To learn more about sponsorship opportunities please visit your county page, or just send us an email.

  • Citizens of Daviess County, MO

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    If you would like to nominate a community founder, business person, community leader, volunteer, or entrepreneur to be included as a Featured Citizen on your town/county page, email us a story/paragraph about your nominee. When a citizen's story is approved, there is an one-time-cost of $60, if your town has established sponsors (the number of sponsors is determined by each towns population)  all citizen stories will be eligible for a 20% discount! If you would like have a VIDEO story done about a citizen contact us.  To submit your nominee or to ask additional questions, please use the button below to email us.

  • Businesses of Daviess County, MO

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    If you would like to submit your business to be added to your town/county page, send us a paragraph/story highlighting your business or just send us a link to your business website/Facebook page. When your business is approved, there is an one-time cost of $60. If your town has established sponsors (the number of sponsors is determined by each towns population) your business will be eligible for a 20% discount! If you would like have a VIDEO story done about your business, contact us. To submit your story or to ask additional questions, please email us.

  • Events and Festivals of Daviess County, MO

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    If you would like to have (DST) include a annual festival or event on your town/county page, email us a photo and a story/paragraph about the festival or event or if you have a story on your website/Facebook page simply send us a link! When a story is approved, there is an one-time-cost of $60, if your town has established sponsors (the number of sponsors is determined by each towns population) all stories will be added to your town/county page, with a link to your website at NO COST! If you would like have a VIDEO story done about a festival or event contact us!. To submit your nominee or to ask additional questions, please email us.

  • Points of Interest of Daviess County, MO

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    If you would like to nominate a landmark, historic location, museum, etc., to be included as a point of interest on your town/county page, you can email us a photo and story/paragraph about the Point of Interest or if you have a story on your website/Facebook page simply send us a link! When a story is approved, there is an one-time-cost of $60, if your town has established sponsors (the number of sponsors is determined by each towns population) all approved points of interest stories will be added to your town/county page, with a link to your website at NO COST! If you would like have a VIDEO story done about a point of interest contact us! To submit your point of interest or to ask additional questions, please email us.

  • Faith Communities of Daviess County, MO

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    If you would like to submit a church to be added to your town/county page, send us a photo and paragraph/story highlighting your church's history and information about your church today or send us a link to your church's website/Facebook page. When a story is approved, there is an one-time-cost of $60, if your town has established sponsors (the number of sponsors is determined by each towns population) all approved your story will be added to your town/county page, with a link to your website at NO COST! If you would like have a VIDEO story done about your church contact us! To submit your church or to ask additional questions, please email us.

  • Community Organizations of Daviess County, MO

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    If you would like to submit your organization (chamber or community group, non-profit) to be included as a community organization on your town/county page, you can submit a photo and story/paragraph or just send us a link to your website/Facebook page. When a story is approved, there is an one-time-cost of $60, if your town has established sponsors (the number of sponsors is determined by each towns population) all approved non-profit organizations will be added to your town/county page, with a link to your website at NO COST! If you would like a VIDEO story done about a community organization, please contact us. To submit your organization or or to ask additional questions, please use the button below to email us.

  • Farms and Ranches of Daviess County, MO

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    If you would like to submit your Farm or Ranch to be added to your town/county page, send us a photo and paragraph highlighting your history and what's happening today. When a story is approved, there is an one-time-cost of $60, if your town has established sponsors (the number of sponsors is determined by each towns population) all stories will be eligible for a 20% discount! If you would like to have a VIDEO story done contact us. To submit your story or to ask additional questions, please email us.

  • Veterans of Daviess County, MO

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    If you would like to nominate a veteran to be included on your town/county page, email us a photo and story/paragraph about your nominee. When a story is approved, there is an one-time-cost of $60, if your town has established sponsors (the number of sponsors is determined by each towns population) all veteran stories will be eligible for a 20% discount! If you would like have a VIDEO story done about a veteran contact us! To submit your nominee or to ask additional questions, please email us.