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.

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

This site features historical articles first published by The Gallatin North Missourian and The Gallatin Democrat as well as information from atlases, history books, and other publications that define Daviess County, Missouri, and the people living here. Many articles are written by local historians David Stark and Wilbur Bush, and retired newspaper publisher Darryl Wilkinson.

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.

This archive continues to grow, so check back periodically. Direct all inquiries to Darryl Wilkinson, who provides and maintains this website, by email at:  [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