Thanks to all who made Pioneer Days a
great success in 2012!
Thank you for visiting Marquand, Missouri. We are creating this website so that you can visit our community online and see all of the opportunities Marquand has to offer for you, your family and your business. Please check back soon for more progress.
Who We Are
Marquand is located in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, surrounded on three sides by the Mark Twain National Forest. Marquand was originally settled in 1804 by Capt. Henry Whitener and Michael Mouser, and was known as Whitener Settlement. The town was renamed in 1869 after Henry G. Marquand, a railroad administrator, donated $1,000 for the construction of a church. The town was incorporated in 1906. In 1924 a highway bridge was built over the Castor River.
1890: Asa Augusta Cook, was the first Marshall of Marquand. He and his wife Polly Ann first lived there after marriage. His uncle, Julius "Jude" Cook, was presiding judge of Madison County at Fredericktown (county seat) for 20 years. His wife, Lulu Cook, and their children ran a dairy farm for 30 years- selling milk, butter, and cream to the people of Fredericktown.
Two new bed and breakfasts now receiving guests!
Located at 116 North Harding, Aunt Kat's B & B is now open.
The Belmont Inn Bed & Breakfast at 107 East Morley - Proprietor: Dee Vitt
Sadly neglected, yet richly engrained into the history of this railroad boom town, The Belmont Inn takes its name from the service branch of the Missouri Pacific Railroad by the same identity. Built around 1890 of lumber milled within the community, the home has graced Marquand’s landscape for more than 100 years. Now, thanks to the insight of former Marquand resident, Dee (Mouser) Vitt, the home will hopefully remain an integral part of the community’s rich history for yet another century. Read more…
Upcoming events around town
New art at The Gallery in May 2013: Born of Man & Tree: The work of the late Tom Deutman: Mason by Trade, Wood Carver by Heart
A Mother's Day Musical Tribute to all Women Saturday, May 4th. An upbeat, traditional and contemporary musical tribute to all the women of the world, but especially dear ole' mom! Read more...
The Piano Wars are back! Three rounds in June, July and August with three different pianists each night for a total of 9 pianists! Round One: Shane Steck, Cory King, TBA. Round Two: Matt Sasley, Mrs. Jesse Mae Boyd, Kevin Little. Round Three: Mrs. Renee Kurtz, Ron Bryant, Michael Gaines. Each competitor will have to select a piece of music to play from each genre of music: ragtime, pop rock, classical, country, inspirational/religious. Professional judges: Brian Derton, Tracy King and Rocky Tucker. Read more...