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Lafayette County Courthouse

The Lafayette County Courthouse was built in 1847-49 and is the oldest courthouse in constant use west of the Mississippi. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, many say this is the most beautiful of Missouri's courthouses with its simple classic-revival design.

Lexington, MO Historic Courthouses

Confederate Memorial State Historic Site

The Civil War may have ended in 1865, but vivid memories of the "Lost Cause" lived on for decades at the Confederate Soldiers Home of Missouri. Opened in 1891, the Confederate Home provided refuge to more than 1,600 veterans and their families for nearly 60

Higginsville, MO Historic Sites

Lexington Historical Museum

Lexington Historical Museum, built as the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in 1846

Lexington, MO Museums

Historic Districts

Lexington has more pre-Civil War homes and commercial buildings (over 135), per-capita, than any other community regardless of size, in the state of Missouri. Many of the homes are open for tours by appointment through the Tourism Bureau. The 900

Lexington, MO Historic Districts

Bushwhacker Massacre Site

Site of the 1862 massacre, now Central Park, also displays Missouri Pacific caboose and doughboy statue from 1923

Concordia, MO Battlefields

Battle of Lexington State Historic Site

This battlefield is one of the few Civil War battlefields that has never been cultivated and the outlines of the trenches are still visible. A self-guided walking tour is available. The visitor center has a fine display of artifacts from the battle and an excellent 15 minute film which brings the "

Lexington, MO Battlefields

Prime Outlets at Odessa

Forty-five-store outlet mall featuring name-brand manufacturers' outlets like Eddie Bauer, Gap, Levi'

Odessa, MO Malls



1830's Log House

In the early 1830's, the log house stood on Highland Avenue with a magnificent view of the Missouri River and lines of wagons passing by headed for Santa Fe, Oregon or California. The house had a glorious location from which to watch the early beginnings and progress of Lexington. In 1985

Lexington, MO Pioneer History

Wentworth Military Academy

Wentworth Military Academy, founded in 1880, is one of the nation'

Lexington, MO Historic Districts

Historic Chicago and Alton Depot

Built in 1889, purchased and restored, this last depot in Lafayette County, Missouri is listed on National Register of Historic Places. in 1987

Higginsville, MO Railroad History

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