Barton County, founded on December 12, 1855, was named for U.S. Senator David Barton. However, the county is most prominently known as the birthplace and boyhood home of the 33rd President of the United States, Harry S. Truman.
Senator David Barton
Barton County Notables
Founded: December 12, 1855
County Seat: Lamar
Largest City: Lamar (4,514)
Size: 597 sq mi (1,546 km2)
- President Harry S. Truman
Barton County Courthouse (Lamar)
President Harry S. Truman, born in Lamar in 1884
The Harry S. Truman birthplace is now a National Historic Site in Lamar.
A view of downtown Lamar, Missouri