Thanks to all who made Pioneer Days a
great success in 2015!

Welcome

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.

What's New

Check out the new site pages for Citizens Realizing Our Potential (CROP) and the Marquand Development Corporation.

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

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Saturday, April 22, 2017: Anthony & Joseph Stewart in concert at Homan Hall
Doors open at 6:30, show at 7pm.

Homan Hall Performing Arts Center is supported in part by MAC and MACAA, and is owned and operated by Marquand Development Corporation, a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization with a mission statement that supports Community Revitalization, Historic Preservation and The Arts.

100% of all profits realized by the organization are re-invested back into various community projects, and utilized to maintain, support and enhance the Performing Arts Center. Programming is supported in part by: MACAA & MAC.



The Potter & Her Pottery: The ARTistry of Karen Mohan







The Gallery, located at 101 E. Pinckney Street in Marquand, will showcase the work of Karen Mohan during the months of March, April and May. Gallery hours are Friday – Sunday, 12:00 – 4:00, or by appointment (573-783-5609). There will be a “Meet The Artist” Reception on Saturday, March 18 from 1:00 – 3:00.

“It was out of sheer boredom and curiosity that I walked into Raven Mad Pottery Studio in Palmer, AK in 2003, rented a pottery wheel and sat alongside the owner, Johnny, and one other potter named Georgianna,” explained Mohan as she delivered boxes filled with her creations to The Gallery. “I spent a year there, learning the wheel, attempting to pull a pot, compress a rim and trim a foot. A great deal of the clay I worked with ended up in a recycling pile, but I could even then sometimes surprise myself,” she said with a chuckle.

As an avid collector of stoneware and pottery, needless to say I was more than intrigued by the ARTistry of Karen Mohan; The Potter and Her Pottery. Through reading her bio, I learned that Karen next enrolled in a six-week long “wheel” class that was advertising in a local paper while still residing in Alaska. This was in the winter of 2004. An excerpt from her bio, which reads like a page from a cherished diary, gives a detailed accounting of that experience: “I drove what seemed like miles and miles in the dark along desolate, snow-covered roads to a wide spot with ten parked cars..

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The Gallery, located at 101 E. Pinckney Street in Marquand, will showcase the work of Karen Mohan during the months of March, April and May. Gallery hours are Friday – Sunday, 12:00 – 4:00, or by appointment (573-783-5609). There will be a “Meet The Artist” Reception on Saturday, March 18 from 1:00 – 3:00.





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