, the county seat (population in 1959, 1,781; 2,565 in 2000; coordinates: 38° 25′ 52.51″ N, 92° 50′ 39.97″ W
) of Morgan County
, in the central part of the state. In the late 1950s Versailles was the shopping center for about 200 Mennonites living mostly in the farming area north east of the town. There were two Mennonite churches near Versailles: the Mt. Zion Mennonite Church
) 6 miles northeast, and the Bethel Mennonite Church
(General Conference Mennonite
) 10 miles northeast of Versailles. The first Mennonite settlers located near Versailles in 1868. It was the home of Daniel Kauffman
until he moved to Scottdale, Pennsylvania, to become editor of the Gospel Herald
. Very few of the Mennonites live in the town.
Map:Versailles (Missouri, USA)
|| LeRoy Gingerich
| Date Published
Cite This Article
Gingerich, LeRoy. "Versailles (Missouri, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 4 Oct 2015. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Versailles_(Missouri,_USA)&oldid=96760.
Gingerich, LeRoy. (1959). Versailles (Missouri, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 4 October 2015, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Versailles_(Missouri,_USA)&oldid=96760.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia
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