The Lafayette County Courthouse is a building that wears its battle scars with pride. It was struck with a cannonball during the First Battle of Lexington in 1861. That same cannonball remains lodged in a pillar on the left side of the courthouse. This has brought considerable attention to the Classical Revival courthouse. It is also the oldest courthouse in continuous use west of the Mississippi River, having been built in 1847.
A boat ramp to the beautiful Missouri River with a peaceful view of the river.
A breathtaking viewpoint overlooking the Trail of Tears State Park. Car access is available
Here, nine Cherokee Indian groups braved harsh winter conditions while crossing the Mississippi River in 1838-1839, marking a sorrowful chapter in American history. The park also has: shaded picnic sites, hiking and horse trails, opportunities to fish…