Gallatin, Missouri

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Gallatin is a city in Daviess County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,789 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Daviess County[3].



The Gallatin Election Day Battle took place in 6 August 1838, when about 200 people attempted to forcibly prevent Mormons from voting in the newly created county's first election. The skirmish is often cited as the opening event of the 1838 Mormon War.

The Daviess County Rotary Jail (Squirrel Cage Jail) and Sheriff's Residence, the A.T. Ray Home and the Daviess County Courthouse are on the National Register of Historic Places.


Gallatin is located at 39°54′43″N 93°57′43″W / 39.91194°N 93.96194°W / 39.91194; -93.96194 (39.912073, -93.961930)[4]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.3 km²), of which, 2.8 square miles (7.3 km²) of it is land and 0.36% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,789 people, 771 households, and 477 families residing in the city. The population density was 640.1 people per square mile (246.7/km²). There were 905 housing units at an average density of 323.8/sq mi (124.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.27% White, 0.06% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.06% from other races, and 0.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.39% of the population.

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