Created on 10 June 2014
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Created on 29 August 2012
New updates and added cemeteries as of 05/23/2014!
There were approximately 203 cemeteries at one time in Chariton County many of which were family plots and now abandoned. We are focusing on photographing the unmaintained cemeteries at the present time. The photographs will be available to researchers through the Chariton County Historical Society and Museum. We are providing an index of the photographed stones in cemeteries that are either no longer active or have been abandoned and a listing of the maintained cemeteries that have been photographed. Please Contact Us for more information or to request a photograph. If you have photos taken in years past and would be willing to share a copy of them, please let us know.
Created on 06 August 2012
The Chariton County Museum was optimized in 1956. The first museum was in the Lincoln School, which is now the Peace Lutheran Church of downtown Salisbury. The museum’s present location was opened in the 1970’s. The museum is operated by a number of volunteers who help to serve educational and cultural needs, and to preserve the history of Chariton County.
The museum is made up of a number of interesting and impressive rooms that pay tribute to the noble history of Chariton County. Among them is the Military Room which honors Veterans from the Mexican War through Desert Storm with uniforms, flags, photographs, and other memorabilia.