Miller County

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Miller County is named for John Miller, who was an American publisher, politician from St. Louis, fourth governor of Missouri and representative from Missouri in the United States Congress.

 

Created:  February 6, 1837

County Seat:

Tuscumbia  1837 – present

 

County Courthouse – Tuscumbia  

 

Location:  2001 Highway 52 / Catfish Road

Built:  2002 – 2003

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Archetype Design Group Inc of Leawood, Kansas

Contractor:  Ebco Construction Group of Olathe, Kansas

 

Description: The building faces southwest and is a three story concrete, stone and glass structure. The southwest front has a projecting center section with canopy over the first story entrance and a high vertical window above with clock at the top. The lower part of the building is light colored stone. A cornice runs below the flat roof line.

 

Old County Courthouse – Tuscumbia  

 

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Location:  High Street / Bluff Street

Built:  1857 – 1859

Style:  Romanesque

Architect:  Owen Riggs

Contractor:  Robert McKim and Robert Ainsworth.

 

Description: The building faces south and is a two story gray colored stone structure. The south front has a central projecting section with arched entrance on the first story and three vertical windows on the second story and pediment above. A wide cornice runs below the roof line. Along the east and west sides are central gable roofs with large square clock tower with dome on the roof. The north side has a two story addition. An addition was constructed in 1910 and the sides were veneered with native limestone. The architect was Charles Opel and Frank B Miller of Miller & Opel of Jefferson City and the contractor was P F Havenstein and R T Roberts.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built by John Davis under the supervision of Hardin M Williams in 1839 to 1841 at a cost of $199. The cost of construction of the second courthouse in 1857 was $6,000. The cost for the addition in 1910 was $13,800.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Moniteau County and Cole County

E – Osage County and Maries County

S – Pulaski County and Camden County

W – Camden County and Morgan County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2009