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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Warrensburg
Warrensburg, Missouri and Vicinity
▶ Johnson County (19) ▶ Cass County (40) ▶ Henry County (7) ▶ Jackson County (284) ▶ Lafayette County (53) ▶ Pettis County (43)
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Brigadier General of the Missouri Brigade
Confederate States Army
Johnson Co. Attorney
U.S. Senator 1874-1905 — — Map (db m85344) HM|
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 the . . . — — Map (db m85381) HM|
the organization of
on December 13, 1834,
and the location of
the county seat at Warrensburg
on December 13, 1836.
Johnson . . . — — Map (db m85434) HM|
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 Omaha, . . . — — Map (db m85430) HM|
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|
In this Old Courthouse
on Sept. 27, 1870
Senator George Graham Vest
"Eulogy to a Dog" — — Map (db m85352) HM|
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|
|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|
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|
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|
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 swinging . . . — — Map (db m85373) HM|
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 trust . . . — — Map (db m85334) HM|
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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|
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|
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|