Callaway County is named for James Callaway, who was the grandson of Daniel Boone and who was killed in Indian fighting in 1815.
Created: November 25, 1820
Elizabeth 1821 – 1825
Fulton 1825 – present
County Courthouse – Fulton
Location: 10 East 5th Street / Market Street
Built: 1938 – 1939
Style: Art Deco
Architect: E C Henderson, Jr. and Paul Elsner
Contractor: J E Hathman.
Description: The building faces north and is a three story red colored brick and cement structure. The building is located on spacious grounds and is 134 feet by 80 feet. The north front has four large vertical pillars with clock and a wide header rising above the roof line. Above the entrance are large windows. The windows are vertical with divider panels. The third story is recessed behind the north header. The roof line is flat. The building was renovated from 1996 to 2000. The architect was Renner-Howell and the contractor was Huey Constuction (phase 1) and Glovcon, Inc. (phase 2).
Note: The first courthouse was built by J Ferguson in 1826 to 1827 in Fulton at a cost over $1,300. The second courthouse was designed by Solomon Jenkins, and submitted by George W Braley, the commissioner, and was constructed by Alfred Moore in 1856 at a cost of $17,850. The building was remodeled in 1885 at a cost of $4,875. The architect was M F Bell and the contractor was W A Gregory of Fulton. The building was demolished in 1938. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $250,000.
N – Audrain County
W – Boone County
Photos taken 2009