This website showcases historical articles initially published by The Gallatin North Missourian and The Gallatin Democrat, along with content sourced from atlases, historical books, and various publications that illuminate the history of Daviess County, Missouri, and its inhabitants. The platform was organized, designed, and curated by Darryl Wilkinson during his editorial tenure at the North Missourian from 1979 to 2021, until the closure of the Gallatin Publishing Company. Notably, the Daviess County Historical Society underwent official reorganization in 2023 and has since ceased direct affiliation with this website. The work uploading more historical photographs and articles on this website continues; submissions are welcome. As long as revenue from online banner advertising can cover operational expenses, this website will remain a freely accessible resource for its visitors. Direct inquiries to [email protected] or to [email protected]

Over 2,500 photos are displayed on this website, most with identification and in context to Daviess County, MO. Use the text search (upper right) to zip to the name or topic you seek. Or click on a category to choose from what’s presented, usually in sequence from recent to oldest. A brief description of categories is listed below these home page examples. Inside this website, you can view 100s and 100s of photos like these…

Here’s a brief explanation of what posts you’ll see in each category:

Ask questions, add comments or submit your photos at the bottom of each post. Submissions are reviewed and verified before shown online. Your comments are welcome; we especially welcome more photos you may be able to share. Direct inquiries to [email protected] or to [email protected]


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

Search digital posts from 1999 to 2021:

Read the last special edition published by the Gallatin North Missourian in 2021:
Daviess County History Guide