2209 N. Baltimore
Kirksville, MO 63501
Phone: (660) 665-2205
Fax: (660) 665-3790
A beautiful area, the Courthouse Square Historic District is bounded by Haynes Avenue, Buren Street, 10th Street and Maple Street. At the center of this area lies the magnificent Appanoose County Courthouse. The entire district shows a mix of architectural styles, however the most prominent ones include the Romanesque, Gothic and Queen Anne styles. The district dates back to 1876 and has been added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.
This beautiful historic structure is where Gen. John J. Pershing was brought up till his adulthood. A General in the army, he was responsible for leading the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I. Today, this house in which Pershing grew is open to public for exploration. The house, which is built in Gothic Revival style and the one-room Prairie Mound School are both preserved very well. Tours of this historic site are undertaken from time to time. The site of his boyhood home has been added to the National Register of Historic Places and is also designated as a National Historic Landmark.
Popularly known as the Linn County Bridge, the Locust Creek Covered Bridge, as mentioned in it's name is a covered bridge. With the beauty of the Locust Creek besides it, and the greenery that surrounds the bridge, the bridge is a great place for some alone time or may be a walk. The bridge is said to be the longest bridge out of the four other bridges of Missouri.