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McHargue Cemetery Restored! 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.
Cal Hubbard   "I'm just a big old country boy who hated to sit on the sidelines. I wanted to be in the middle of the action."   Robert Calvin (Cal) Hubbard Cal Hubbard is the only man to be named to the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame as well as the Baseball Hall of Fame. In football he was famous as both an offensive and defensive lineman, while in baseball he made his mark as an umpire.
Chariton County Infirmary or Poor Farm
The CCHS Museum houses the slaughter axe and kettle used for rendering lard at butchering times at the Infirmary. It was quite fancy for a "poor farm" as you can see in the picture.
Sterling Price      Sterling Price was born in Prince Edward County, Virginia in 1809 to Pugh and Elizabeth Williamson Price.  He was educated at Hampden-Sidney College, and moved to Howard County, Missouri in 1831 with his father and brother, John.  Two years later they moved to Keytesville, Missouri. 

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Created on 10 June 2014

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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.


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 We are providing an index of the photographed stones in cemeteries that are either no longer active or have been abandoned and a listing of the maintained cemeteries that have been photographed. 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.


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. 


Revised CCHS Library


Created on 27 June 2012

Library RecordsNow 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.

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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.