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 and 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)
Attorney, James M. Tatum-July-1931
We acknowledge and are grateful for the support of the Missouri Humanities Council
Miller's Swimming Hole