Created on 29 August 2012
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 We are providing an index of the photographed stones in cemeteries that are either no longer active or have been abandoned and a listing of the maintained cemeteries that have been photographed.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.
Created on 27 June 2012
Now available on the CCHS website is the Jordan R. Bentley Genealogy Library. Here you may find information pertaining to: birth records, death records, census, newspapers, marriage records, family histories, probate records, and additional resources! Information is available upon request through our Resource Request Form. Please see our Contact Us page if you have questions or cannot find any information related to what you are looking for.
You can access the library by clicking the button below:
Created on 06 May 2012
The Historical Society was founded in 1956 by a group of people with a strong interest in preserving the heritage and history of Chariton County. The first county museum opened in the 1960's in the Lincoln School--a former Negro school, and now Peace Lutheran Church in Salisbury.