Morgan County

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Morgan

Morgan County is named for Daniel Morgan, who was a pioneer, soldier and United States Representative from Virginia.

 

Created:  January 5, 1833

County Seat:

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  

 

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Location:  211 East Newton Street / Van Buren Street

Built:  1999 – 2000

Style:  Modern

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. 

 

Courthouses: 

N – Cooper County 

E – Moniteau County and Miller County

S – Camden County

W – Benton County and Pettis County 

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2009