Morgan County is named for Daniel Morgan, who was a pioneer, soldier and United States Representative from Virginia.
Created: January 5, 1833
Versailles 1833 – present
County Courthouse – Versailles
Location: 100 East Newton Street / South Fisher Street
Built: 1889 – 1898
Style: Second Empire and Italianate
Architect: William F Schrage of Kansas City
Contractor: Harmon Griffith of Sedalia
Description: The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The north front has a projecting center section rising to a peak and with a small porch on the first story. On each corner is a square brick tower with mansard roof. On the center of the roof is a square white wood cupola. The base of the building is course stone. .
County Justice Center – Versailles
Location: 211 East Newton Street / Van Buren Street
Built: 1999 – 2000
Architect: Archetype Design Group Inc. of Leawood, Kansas
Contractor: Curtiss-Manes-Schulte Inc. of Eldon
Description: The building faces south and is a two story concrete structure. The north front has a portico supported by blue colored columns and with a rounded roof. The south side of the building is larger in size. The roof line is flat.
N – Cooper County
S – Camden County
Photos taken 2009