On June 27, 2023, at a public meeting attended by about a dozen people, the Daviess County Historical Society officially reorganized. Trudi Burton was elected president along with a new slate of officers and directors for the not-for-profit organization. The group intends to meet monthly to discuss future activities of the society. For the past several years the historical group has been responsible for managing the Daviess County Squirrel Cage Jail as a tourism information center. If you have an interest in history and would like to learn more or join this group, call Trudi Burton at 660.663.7342.


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Visit the 1889 Squirrel Cage Jail, located 2 blocks west of the Daviess County Courthouse in Gallatin, MO. This historic relic is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as a visitors’ center — by appointment,
Trudi Burton, ph: 660.663.7342

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Daviess County History Guide