About Carthage

Welcome to Carthage, Missouri; a unique crossroad of architecture, history, art and inspiration. Established in the 1840′s, burned to the ground during the Civil War and reconstructed during the turn of the twentieth century, Carthage boasts progress at every turn. During the mining boom, Carthage had more millionaires per capita than any other city in America. The families left the town with a legacy of architectural marvels that comprise some of the largest historic districts in the state of Missouri. Carthage has four historic district with over 550 buildings listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Each building housed people or businesses with impressive tales that continue to entrigue travelers today. Civil War guerillas, wild west outlaws, and powerful business men and women have left their marks on Carthage history. In modern times, Carthageinians celebrate their heritage through art and faith to keep those legends alive.