Morgan County Museum & Historical Society
Samuel and Elizabeth Martin, their children and two of his brothers came to Versailles by covered wagon from Patrick County Virginia in the fall of 1853. The weary travelers found the 18 year old village of Versailles only a hamlet with few buildings and dirt streets grown over with weeds. A small two-story brick courthouse, built nine years before, stood proudly by itself in the center of the town square.
Court Records, Cemetery Records, Church Records and Much Much More
The museum Genealogy Room has listings of cemeteries along with maps of those cemeteries. Obituaries starting from the early 1900’s through current time are available. These records are searchable on computer. School records, such as histories of the school, yearbooks, as well located in the Genealogy Room as some original teachers’ records from area one room schools are Histories of Morgan County churches, towns, railroads, mines, businesses, and also census, marriage records and local family histories can be found in our Genealogy Room. There is a large amount of Civil War information and some WWI and WWII information. Morgan County Plat maps dating from 1904 are available to research as well as detail maps of The Lake of the Ozarks.
Step Back In Time
Come and take a tour of the 28 rooms. $5 for adults. The complete tour requires about 1.5 hours or a bit more, depending on our guests’ special interests.