The first Post Office was established in Marceline in 1888 and was located on East California Street where the Gucker Coal Co. is presently located. The first Postmaster was Mr. Ed West. Thereafter, the Post Office was moved five times until it was settled permanently in the present building in 1936. It has been … > More >
- CATER, Roy M., Elected in 1928 as Representative from Linn County for the 55th Assembly. Born on November 5th, 1881 at Edina, Missouri. He received his higher education in the Kirksville Normal, the University of Kansas and the American Medical College. Served in the United States Army during World War I with the rank of
Up to the period when Mayor Cash took the oath of office, the city was entirely without fire-fighting apparatus. Insurance rates were high, the fire record was bad, and many of the first companies were closing their agencies and withdrawing from the town. Among the first acts of the new administration was the submission of … > More >
The citizens of Marceline have been concerned over the years about the loss of population and economic decline of Linn County. Marceline, being the second largest town in the County and wishing to preserve its identity, has teamed up with Linn County for Rural Areas Development.
The Rural Areas Development Program is a new concept … > More >
In 1962 the Marceline City Council was informed by City Manager, Ellwood Koch, that the old fire truck was no longer serviceable and reluctantly passed a resolution that its lone remaining truck could no longer serve any area except that contained within the city limits of Marceline.
As a result of this action, a group … > More >
In 1888 when Marceline, Missouri was incorporated, the first marshals were Joseph Turner and I.A. Runyon. Others who served as officers were Mike Burns, Wesley Ellis, George Ellis, Bill Conklin, Sam Parker, R.C. Freeman, Calvin Wilson. At this time the Police Department consisted of only two officers. Chief of Police and a night Police.
The … > More >
by Hank Miller
Letter from the Santa Fe Town and Land Company to the Public with the “PLAT OF ORIGINAL MARCELINE.” Taken from the Linn County Abstract Co. Abstracters of Land Titles, Linneus & Brookfield, MO dated November 30, 1887.
LINN COUNTY ABSTRACT CO.
ABSTRACTERS OF LAND TITLES
LINNEUS & BROOKFIELD, MO,
SANTA FE TOWN … > More >
by Hank Miller
How Marceline began – President James Monroe granted 160 acres of territorial land in Northern Missouri (later to become Linn County) to Henry Burkett on February 17, 1819.