Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
 
 

Johnson County Missouri Historical Markers

 
Close up of part of marker 2 image, Touch for more information
By Mary Thurman, April 27, 2007
Close up of part of marker 2
Missouri (Johnson County), Knob Knoster — Whiteman AFB Memorial Park
Map (db m63080) HM
Missouri (Johnson County), Warrensburg — Francis Marion Cockrell — 1834 - 1915 — In Memory Of

Brigadier General of the Missouri Brigade Confederate States Army Johnson Co. Attorney U.S. Senator 1874-1905 — Map (db m85344) HM

Missouri (Johnson County), Warrensburg — John William Boone

This sculpture, honoring John William "Blind" Boone was commissioned by the Blind Boone Renovation Group & created in honor of Mr. Boone by artist Ai Qiu Hopen. It sits on a piece of locally quarried limestone. Volunteers raised the money for . . . — Map (db m85381) HM

Missouri (Johnson County), Warrensburg — Johnson County Centennial — 1836 - 1936

To commemorate the organization of Johnson County on December 13, 1834, and the location of the county seat at Warrensburg on December 13, 1836. ————————— [On bell] Johnson . . . — Map (db m85434) HM

Missouri (Johnson County), Warrensburg — Johnson County Courthouse — Constructed 1896-98

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places April 7, 1995

Constructed of locally quarried sandstone, the present Johnson County Courthouse is the oldest of four Missouri courthouses designed by architect George E. McDonald of . . . — Map (db m85430) HM

Missouri (Johnson County), Warrensburg — Johnson County's Old Courthouse — 1838 - 1871

Here in 1870, George Graham Vest delivered his Eulogy to the Dog in the Old Drum Case. The building served as a seat of justice, a meetinghouse, and vital record keeper in the county's formative years. It was the scene of a murder, Civil War . . . — Map (db m85353) HM

Missouri (Johnson County), Warrensburg — Old Drum

In this Old Courthouse on Sept. 27, 1870 Senator George Graham Vest delivered his "Eulogy to a Dog" — Map (db m85352) HM

Missouri (Johnson County), Warrensburg — Old Public Square

Structures on this square included, besides the Courthouse, a jail, clerks' offices, markethouse, and from time to time, lawyers' offices. A well, sidewalks, and fence also were constructed. Locust and maple trees gave shade.

The square was . . . — Map (db m85333) HM

Missouri (Johnson County), Warrensburg — Pertle Springs

Legendary mineral springs discovered by Osage Indians in 1100 A.D. These waters were developed by J.H. Christopher in 1883 to become a major cultural resort. — Map (db m85428) HM

Missouri (Johnson County), Warrensburg — Senator George Graham Vest

Within these walls on Sept. 23, 1870 Senator George Graham Vest delivered his famous Eulogy on the Dog. He died Aug. 14, 1904 and was buried in Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis — Map (db m85339) HM

Missouri (Johnson County), Warrensburg — Senator Vest's World Famous Tribute to Old Drum

The shooting of Charles Burden's prize hunting dog became the center of a heated court battle featuring four lawyers, each partnered with their opponent from the Civil War era.

The original site of the trial of "Old Drum", the 1838 Old . . . — Map (db m85537) HM

Missouri (Johnson County), Warrensburg — The Passing of the Old Backhouse — James Whitcomb Riley, 1849 - 1916

When memory keeps me company and moves to smile or tears, A weather-beaten object looms through the mist of years, Behind the house and barn it stood, a half a mile or more— And hurrying feet a path had made, straight to its . . . — Map (db m85373) HM

Missouri (Johnson County), Warrensburg — Tribute to the Dog — Senator George Graham Vest — Old Drum 1870

Gentlemen of the jury, the best friend a man has in this world may turn against him and become his enemy. His son or daughter that he has reared with loving care may prove ungrateful. Those who are nearest and dearest to us -- those whom we . . . — Map (db m85334) HM

Missouri (Johnson County), Warrensburg — U.S. Navy V-12 Unit — Central Missouri State Teachers College — 1 July 1943 - 31 October 1945
. . . — Map (db m85332) HM
Missouri (Johnson County), Warrensburg — War Memorial

In honored memory of those from Johnson County who gave their lives in World War I World War II The Korean and Vietnam Conflicts, and to all of those who valiantly fought for liberty, freedom and justice.

[Roll of Honored . . . — Map (db m85433) WM

Missouri (Johnson County), Warrensburg — Warrensburg

[Front] One of Missouri's early western prairie towns, Warrensburg was founded in 1836 as seat of Johnson County, organized in 1834. The town is named for Martin Warren, a pioneer settler, and the county for United States Vice President . . . — Map (db m85327) HM

Missouri (Johnson County), Warrensburg — Welcome to Blind Boone Park

Originally built in 1954 as a segregated park with only restrooms & two BBQ grills, the park has experienced a rebirth as over 3,000 volunteers and many generous donors contributed to the 2000 - 2005 rebuilding of this 3.28 acre site & its . . . — Map (db m85378) HM

Missouri (Johnson County), Whiteman AFB — 351st Bombardment Group Memorial
In honor of the members of the 351st Bombardment Group, who served and gave their lives in aerial combat during World War II. This memorial is cut from the same stone as the permanent 351st Bombardment Group monument at Polebrook, England, site . . . — Map (db m77312) WM
Missouri (Johnson County), Whiteman AFB — 37th ARRS Memorial — 11 June 1982
On 11 June 1982, six Airmen perished while performing missile convoy duty. This memorial is to remind those who serve to defend our nation of the ultimate sacrifice these men made fulfilling their commitment to peace and freedom. This . . . — Map (db m77309) HM WM

19 markers matched your search criteria.
Paid Advertisement We are suspending Amazon.com advertising until they remove an ad for a certain book from circulation. A word in the book’s title has given rise to number of complaints. The word is inappropriate in school classroom settings.