Cooper County Historical Society in Pilot Grove, Missouri, Unable to Open Due to Incomplete Water Mains

The following excerpt is from an article published in the May 20, 2011 edition of the Boonville Daily News.

Boonville, Missouri – The Cooper County Historical Society (CCHS) Research Center will be unable to open to the public as planned this month.

The new water mains installed in Pilot Grove remain disconnected to the building, creating inconvenience to the staff and anyone doing genealogical research, according to a news release from CCHS president Jeanette Heaton.

It is unclear when and if city water will be extended to the building.

Inquiries by mail will still be accepted and anyone needing to view the microfilm records are welcome to come by and make an appointment in advance, Heaton said in the release.

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Author: Leland Meitzler

Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (, writes daily at, writes the weekly Genealogy Newsline, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library, and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

2 thoughts on “Cooper County Historical Society in Pilot Grove, Missouri, Unable to Open Due to Incomplete Water Mains”

  1. I would love to know when this historical society is able to open. Several months ago I stumbled upon some extremely old photographs from the 1800’s and early 1900’s of people who lived in Pilot Grove and have been fascinated with this town ever since. My photos include members of the Hoff, Kelton, Spaedy and Smith families. I would love to hear from anybody who has any historical information on these people at all. One photo has written on the back “Grandma Felton 1833-1904”. Please feel free to contact me at

  2. My grandmother, Hannah Davis (born 1899) and her family (her father was William T Davis born 1870) went to Pilot Grove School about 1910. I have a school photo dated about 1910 but it only lists her and her sister. Wondered if you have any photos including the Davis family. Thanks, MaryEd

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