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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Warrensburg

 
Clickable Map of Johnson County, Missouri and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Johnson County, MO (19) Cass County, MO (40) Henry County, MO (7) Jackson County, MO (284) Lafayette County, MO (53) Pettis County, MO (43)  JohnsonCounty(19) Johnson County (19)  CassCounty(40) Cass County (40)  HenryCounty(7) Henry County (7)  JacksonCounty(284) Jackson County (284)  LafayetteCounty(53) Lafayette County (53)  PettisCounty(43) Pettis County (43)
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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1Missouri (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
2Missouri (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 the . . . — Map (db m85381) HM
3Missouri (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
4Missouri (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 Omaha, . . . — Map (db m85430) HM
5Missouri (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
6Missouri (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
7Missouri (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
8Missouri (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
9Missouri (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
10Missouri (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
11Missouri (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 swinging . . . — Map (db m85373) HM
12Missouri (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 trust . . . — Map (db m85334) HM
13Missouri (Johnson County), Warrensburg — U.S. Navy V-12 Unit — Central Missouri State Teachers College — 1 July 1943 - 31 October 1945 —
. . . — Map (db m85332) HM
14Missouri (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
15Missouri (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
16Missouri (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
 
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