Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society - Fulton, MO
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N 38° 50.879 W 091° 56.881
15S E 591288 N 4300433
Quick Description: Called the "Kingdom of Callaway" because of a Civil War negotiation.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 5/15/2014 3:27:38 AM
Waymark Code: WMKQ5D
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Long Description:

County of headquarters: Callaway County
Location of headquarters: 513 County St., Fulton
Phone: Phone: (573)-642-0570

Probably the only building on Court Street NOT a part of the Fulton Historic District.

Non-Profit Organization KCHS continues to be the repository to archive the history of Callaway County. It is operated solely with volunteers and funded mainly by membership dues.

The Kingdom is also on Facebook

"In 1861, leaders answered the call to defend Callaway County when word arrived that Union troops had advanced to a nearby county. Colonel Jefferson F. Jones, from eastern Callaway County, assembled troops to protect the county. Forces were limited as many were already defending the country, but Jones marched the troops eastward to meet the approaching companies.

"The successful defense was merely an illusion. Tree logs, erected by the troops, resembled artillery in the shadows of campfires and deterred Union troops. Talks continued several days and secured a mutual cease fire agreement between the United Sates and Callaway County. Elated from the successful defense, citizens proclaimed their county The Kingdom of Callaway, a reference that remains today." ~ History of Fulton: City of Fulton

Address:
513 Court St.
P.O. Box 6073
Fulton, MO USA
65251


Web Address: [Web Link]

Hours of Operation: Mon.-Thu., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; also by appointment.

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