MORGAN COUNTY

What: Historic St. Patrick’s Church
Where: O Road, Laurie, southern Morgan County

Catch a glimpse of the area's pioneer past with a trip to the charmingly simple, historic St. Patrick's Church on Route O in Laurie.
Constructed from 1868-1870 with stone that was quarried at a farm just a half mile away, and mortar made in a specially erected kiln, the church was designed to hold just 80 people.
Inside, the congregation sat on split smooth-hewed logs held up by handmade pegs, while overhead they were protected by shingles again split from the abundant oak trees here.
Living quarters for the circuit-riding priest were added in 1936, but eventually the congregation began to overflow the building. Call the parish office at 573-374-7855 for information on visiting the old church.


What: Weaver’s
Where: Excelsior, northeast Morgan County

Weaver's, an old-fashioned general store, has been modernized, but it still has many of the features visitors would expect to find if they passed through 60 years ago. The store is stocked with fresh produce, freshly-baked goods, seasonings and spices, and bulk foods and spices.
Weaver's is open during the week, but the best day to stop in is on Saturday.