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Veterans of Chariton County Section


Created on 23 May 2016


Veterans of Chariton County!

We have a great new section about past veterans of Chariton County.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 June 2014 09:28

A Special Thanks To You!


Created on 10 June 2014

Thank You!

Thank You!

We want to personally thank all our viewers and visitors for all the information and feedback they have provided!  We appreciate your efforts to help us keep accurate and up-to-date.

If you know of a mistake we have made; found a typo, or know of some information that may be useful to our purpose please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 June 2014 07:44

McHargue Cemetery Restored!


Created on 15 May 2014


McHargue Cemetery Re-dedication ceremony

Submitted by Sharon Wilkey, CCHS Volunteer

The McHargue Cemetery located northeast of Salisbury was recently restored and rededicated in May of 2014.

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Last Updated on Friday, 20 May 2016 06:42

Cemeteries of Chariton County


Created on 29 August 2012

cross-gravestoneNew 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 We are providing an index of the photographed stones in cemeteries that are either no longer active or have been abandoned and a listing of the maintained cemeteries that have been photographed. Photographs we have taken are being placed on

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 August 2017 09:07

The Museum


Created on 06 August 2012

museum-collage-1The 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. 

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Donations Welcome!

We are a non-profit 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.  The operation of the museum, and continued collection and preservation of the historic artifacts relies upon membership dues, financial gifts, fund-raisers, bookstore sales, and grants.  All donations are tax deductible, and are greatly appreciated.  Click below to donate.

Donations may be sent to Chariton County Historical Society at 115 E Second St., Salisbury, MO 65281. We appreciate your support of the Chariton County Historical Society & Museum.