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Miller County

Miller County is named for John Miller, who was an American publisher, politician from St. Louis, fourth governor of Missouri and representative from Missouri in the United States Congress.


Surrounding Copunty Courthouses: 

N – Moniteau County and Cole County

E – Osage County and Maries County

S – Pulaski County and Camden County

W – Camden County and Morgan County


Created:  February 6, 1837                    Map of Missouri highlighting Miller County

County Seat:

Tuscumbia  1837 – present


County Courthouse – Tuscumbia  


Location:  2001 Highway 52 / Catfish Road

Built:  2002 – 2003

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Archetype Design Group Inc of Leawood, Kansas

Contractor:  Ebco Construction Group of Olathe, Kansas


Description: The building faces southwest and is a three story concrete, stone and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds on the north side of the center of Tuscumbia. The southwest front has a projecting center section with canopy over the first story entrance and a high vertical window above with clock at the top. The lower part of the building is light colored stone. A cornice runs below the flat roof line. In the interior, there are two County Circuit Court courtrooms located on the north and south sides of the second story. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 26th Judicial Circuit. 


Old County Courthouse – Tuscumbia  



Location:  High Street / Bluff Street

Built:  1857 – 1859

Style:  Romanesque

Architect:  Owen Riggs

Contractor:  Robert McKim and Robert Ainsworth.


Description: The building faces south and is a two story gray colored stone structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of the city to the south of the courthouse.. The south front has a central projecting section with arched entrance on the first story and three vertical windows on the second story and pediment above. A wide cornice runs below the roof line. Along the east and west sides are central gable roofs with large square clock tower with dome on the roof. The north side has a two story addition. An addition was constructed in 1910 and the sides were veneered with native limestone. The architect was Charles Opel and Frank B Miller of Miller & Opel of Jefferson City and the contractor was P F Havenstein and R T Roberts. On the northwest side is the old Sheriff’s Residence and Jail built after 1910. The architect was LeRoy Parrish and contractor was W W Hocker.


See:  The 26th Judicial Circuit includes Camden County, Laclede  CountyMiller County. Moniteau County and Morgan County.


History:  The county was created in 1837 and Tuscumbia was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was built by John Davis under the supervision of Hardin M Williams in 1839 to 1841 at a cost of $199. The cost of construction of the second courthouse in 1857 was $6,000. The cost for the addition in 1910 was $13,800. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 2002 to 2003.



County Courthouse – Tuscumbia














County Circuit Court courthouse











County Circuit Court courthouse











Old County Courthouse – Tuscumbia









Old Sheriff’s Residence and Jail – Tuscumbia





Photos taken 2009 and 2023