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Sheriff's House
McDonald County Historical Society recently purchased the Historic Sheriff's House located at 302 Harmon Street, Pineville, MO 64856 in order to ensure that it will be preserved for future generations
  Nadia Cavner Nadia Cavner's $15,000 challenge grant is matched, raising over  $30,000 for the restoration of the Historic Courthouse on the Square. Nadia is a retired financial advisor to several McDonald County Friends of the Courthouse and lives in Springfield. Thank you, Nadia, and all the generous and gracious donors who responded to the match campaign. You love the courthouse and we love you!
McDonald County, Missouri is proud of our rich heritage and strong family roots nurtured for more than two centuries in the southwest corner of Missouri. Welcome to the McDonald County Historical Society and the McDonald County Museum.

We meet the third Sunday of every other month at the New Courthouse in Pineville, Missouri, and invite you to join us as we learn more about our rich history and strive to preserve our heritage for all generations.

As a member you will help to support historical and genealogical research, can participate in events and activities including our many projects, and meet new friends.

Salt Peter Cave on Big Sugar Creek

You probably knew that Salt Peter cave was used in the movie Jesse James in 1938. But did you know there were 2 entrances to the cave. During the battle in Pea Ridge, Arkansas in the Civil War the cave was used for storing arms ansalt peter caved gun powder.
Stories have been told that there were card games held there and the women folk would bring sandwiches for the men. High school students explored the cave.

(Photo from Missouri Digital Heritage)

James Tatum
Attorney, James M. Tatum-July-1931
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Millers swimming hole
Miller's Swimming Hole
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