Randolph County Historical Society

Randolph County Historical Society

Famous Randolph Countians include General Omar Bradley, five-star general from World War II. Be sure to visit Bradley's birthplace in Clark and his grand memorial statue in Moberly's Rothwell Park. Moberly has produced authors Elizabeth Seifert Gasparotti, a prolific romance novelist, and Jack Conroy, whose most famous work, The Disinherited, is a tale of the Great Depression. Moberly Area Community College houses the Jack Conroy Room which contains a large collection of his writings and numerous book reviews. Also at MACC is the Stan Isle Room which houses a collection of the Moberly native who wrote for The Sporting News for many years. While in Moberly visitors may want to take a driving tour of statuary found in Rothwell Park and in Oakland Cemetery on Rollins Street. Don't miss the historical Burkholder-O'Keefe house built in 1872. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, this impressive dwelling can be found at 605 S. Fifth Street. Another period home is the H. P. Jennings home at the corner of Fourth and Wightman Streets. Built in 1883, this house was the second brick home in Moberly. The Huntsville Historical Society operates a museum and also exhibits the original cabin built and lived in by the first non-Native American family to settle what is now Randolph County. Both can be found on Main Street in downtown Huntsville.