Worship & Reflection

Places of Reflection

Adair County Veterans Memorial

801 E. Mill Street & Baltimore Street (Highway 63)
Kirksville, MO 63501

Adair County Veterans Memorial

The Veterans Memorial and Memorial Plaza commemorate the sacrifices of area men and women who have served in the military.  Alongside the Veterans Memorial is a WW I German Howitzer as well as a Civil War Cannon.  (See Veteran Listings for more information on names.)

Forest Llewellyn Cemetery

North Osteopathy & West Washington Street
Kirksville, MO 63501

Battle of Kirksville & Forest Llewellyn Cemetery

During the American Civil War, Kirksville was the site of an important 1862 battle which cemented northern Missouri for the Union. The mass grave marker of executed Confederate soldiers is located in the Forest Llewellyn cemetery, a few blocks west of Kirksville’s Square.  (See the Llewellyn map for more details.)

Thousand Hills State Park Trails

20431 State Highway 157
Kirksville, MO 63501

Thousand Hills Trails

The park has several trails perfect for a quiet walk in the woods.  Hiking, bicycling, mountain biking, and backpacking are also popular activities for visitors to commune with nature.  Clearly marked paths wind to a marina and dining lodge.

Truman State University

100 East Normal Street
Kirksville, MO 63501

Truman’s beautiful campus offers several locations for a quiet stroll or peaceful reflection, including:

  • The Sunken Garden, a serene area graced by wooden gazebos and seasonal landscaping. Due to the frequency of student weddings in the sunken garden, campus legend says that if a new couple has their first kiss at midnight on one of the garden benches, the couple will be married.
  • The Bell Wall, a row of large bells in a brick wall on the Quad, built and dedicated at the Centennial Celebration in 1967.  The historic bells were collected from abandoned churches, school houses and public buildings in northeast Missouri. Each bell was meant to represent the ideals of liberty, justice, religion, and education.

The Sunken Garden and Bell Wall can be found in the vicinity of the Kirk Memorial, listed on the Truman Campus Map.

Places of Worship

Central Church of Christ

2010 S. Halliburton Street
Kirksville, MO 63501


Church of God (Holiness)

1601 N. Elson Street
Kirksville, MO 63501


Church of God of Prophecy

807 Benton Way
Kirksville, MO 63501


Community Presbyterian Church

210 N. Owensby Road
La Plata, MO 63549


Faith United Methodist Church

1602 E. Illinois Street
Kirksville, MO 63501


First Baptist Church

207 E. Washington Street
Kirksville, MO 63501


First Baptist Church La Plata

224 N. Owensby Road
La Plata, MO 63549


First Church of God

2900 S. Halliburton Street
Kirksville, MO 63501


First Liberty Full Gospel

1302 E. Filmore Street
Kirksville, MO 63501


Grace Bible Baptist Church

415 Lincoln Street
Green Castle, MO 63544


Greentop Baptist Church

202 E. First Street
Greentop, MO 63546


Hurdland First Baptist Church

RR 2
Hurdland, MO


La Plata Christian Church

120 W. Moore Street
La Plata, MO 63549


Lighthouse Assembly of God

30958 US Hwy 63
Kirksville, MO 63501


Lighthouse of Love

23524 Cypress Lane
Brashear, MO 63533


Meadowbrook Christian Church

602 E. Washington Street
Kirksville, MO 63501


New Hope Evangelical Church

620 Steer Creek Way
Kirksville, MO 63501


Queen City Christian Church

409 Main Street
Queen City, MO 63561


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

2000 E. Normal Street
Kirksville, MO 63501


The Salvation Army

1004 W. Gardner Street
Kirksville, MO 63501


United Pentecostal Church

1506 E. Northtown Road
Kirksville, MO 63501


Word Alive Family Church

North Highway 63
Greentop, MO