About Gallatin, MO

Gallatin sits in beautiful Daviess County which has a population of about 8,000 people in rural communities that include Jamesport, Altamont, Lake Viking, Pattonsburg, Winston, Coffey, Jameson, and Lock Springs. Gallatin is the County seat with our Courthouse standing in the Public Square. The Courthouse was built in the early 1900’s and was placed on the National Register of Historic places in 1980. It remains the County Hub for administration.

Historically, settlers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) gathered to the area in the 1830’s. Important area LDS sites including Adam-Ondi-Ahman, Far West and Hans Mill are visited by many. We are about a hour’s drive from the Kansas City area and so visiting these sites can take a whole day’s visit. We have lovely Bed and Breakfasts to stay at if you decide to stay in the Gallatin area for the night.

Tourist attractions in the county include the Amish Community in Jamesport, beautiful Lake Viking, the old Squirrel Cage Jail on Jackson Street in Gallatin, and our many seasonal festivals.

All though it was never proven that Frank and Jesse James attempted the robbery of the Daviess County Savings Association on December 7, 1869. The history of Gallatin records this incident as the robbery that prompted the Governor of Missouri to offer a reward for the capture of the infamous outlaws. The trial of Frank James was held here in Gallatin.

We invite you to visit our small community and check out our businesses.

Sponsors of Gallatin, MO


Since the founding of our communities, organizations, businesses and citizens have stepped forward to build and serve their community. Click on any of the logos below to learn about those who made this website possible! If you would like to learn about becoming a sponsor CLICK HERE!

Businesses of Gallatin, MO


The businesses of our towns are truly the lifeblood of each community, click on any businesses below to learn about them, to learn how to add your business to your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Community Organizations of Gallatin, MO


Small towns and rural communities throughout the Midwest are looking for ways to strengthen their economies, provide better quality of life, and build on local assets. Here you will find the organizations that stabilize, preserve, and revitalize the small towns and rural areas alike. To submit your organization to be included on your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Events of Gallatin, MO


The small towns of the Midwest have long shared pride in their communities through festivals and events! Citizens from each community, working together, continue to offer entertainment options that not only appeal to their citizens, but visitors to their community! Below you will find festivals and events you are sure to want to attend! If you would like to have (DST) include an annual festival or event on your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Faith Communities of Gallatin, MO


Throughout the years faith organizations have not only been an essential part of a town's religious life, but its community life. Below you will find stories about these organizations, If you would like to induct a faith organization to be added to your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Points of Interest of Gallatin, MO


The communities of the Midwest have a lifestyle unique to their region — rich in history and points of interest like no other! Below you will find points of interest you are sure to want to visit! To nominate a landmark, historic location, museum, etc. as a point of interest on your county and region page CLICK HERE!

Daviess County, MO


Visit our county page and you will learn about the contributions made by the citizens from our town and county (founders, business people, volunteers, entrepreneurs and military veterans). Here you will find information about our town and county's points of interest, festivals/events and faith community. You also will learn about the community organizations that have built and continue to build strong communities (chambers, community groups, and departments, etc) and much more when you visit the Daviess County, MO page.

Citizens of Daviess County, MO


The citizens from our towns for generations have exhibited a pride in community and a enterprising spirit! Click on any of the citizens below to learn more about them. To nominate a citizen to be added to your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Veterans of Daviess County, MO


Veterans come from many walks of life and whether a veteran has severed two decades ago or two days ago, they have made our freedoms possible. Below you will find stories about many who have served. If you would like to nominate a veteran to be included on your town and county page CLICK HERE!