Below are ‘significant’ historical events for Marceline.

Marceline History

March 6 1888

City of Marceline, MO was incorporated

On March 6, 1888 the Linn County Court incorporated the City of Marceline and appointed A. D. Reynolds as Mayor. The Santa Fe Railroad played an integral role in..Read More
March 6 1888

Claud C. Dail was born

Claud C. Dail, the first child born in Marceline was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Dail. He was born March 6, 1888 – the same..Read More
July 22 1888

Ruth Cannon was born

Ruth Cannon, the first girl born in Marceline was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Cannon. She was born July 22, 1888. First Boy and Girl Born..Read More
July 15 1906

First Phone Exchange

The first telephone exchange in Marceline was built about 1896.
February 9 1920

American Legion Post #264 was chartered

Theodore Roosevelt Post #264, American Legion
June 7 1929

Marceline News puts out its first issue

The first newspaper of the city, the Marceline Journal, began publication around June, 1888, and it was closely followed by the appearance of the Marceline Mirror, which put out..Read More
October 16 1960

Dedication of the Walt Disney Elementary School

Cornerstone Ceremony and Dedication and Open House of the Walt Disney Elementary School of Marceline Reorganized School District No. R-V of Linn County – Sunday, October 16, 1960 –..Read More