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Previous Callaway County Sheriff’s

Past Sheriffs of Callaway County

 Callaway County was organized November 25, 1820, and named for Captain James Callaway, grandson of Daniel Boone.

The first Sheriff of Callaway County was elected in 1820. You may notice the year 1820 written on the shoulder patches on sheriff’s uniform shirts.

Sheriffs of Callaway County:

1820 – 1826 Wynkoop Warner
1826 – 1828 Patrick Ewing
1828 – 1832 Wills W. Snell
1832 – 1836 James Basket
1836 – 1838 John Coats
1838 – 1842 James McCampbell
1842 – 1846 Robert Baker
1846 – 1850 George E Hockaday
1850 – 1854 T.B. Nesbitt
1854 – 1858 W.T. Snell
1858 – 1864 Samuel Berry
1864 – 1868 William King
1868 – 1870 John Henderson
1870 – 1872 M.T. Moore
1872 – 1873 George W. Law (killed in the line of duty)
1873 – 1874 John Bennett
1874 – 1876 William M. Scholl
1876 – 1880 John W. Pace
1880 – 1882 James D. Henderson
1882 – 1886 William V. Berry
1886 – 1888 John Bennett
1888 – 1892 Hugh H. Brown
1892 – 1896 William H. Windsor
1896 – 1900 John H. Buchanan
1900 – 1904 James E. Moore
1904 – 1908 James L. Cole
1908 – 1912 John H. Buchanan
1912 – 1916 William M. Sheley
1916 – 1920 James L. Cole
1920 – 1924 Charles J. Bishop
1924 – 1928 William Pear Garrett
1928 – 1932 J.C. Owen
1932 – 1936 Harris Wells
1936 – 1940 Hartley Growson
1940 – 1944 Jack Selby
1944 – 1952 Hartley Growson
1952 – 1960 Paul O. Goodman
1960 – 1968 William A Dawson
1968 – 1968 Willis Hidlebaugh
1968 – 1984 Vollie “Ted” Salmons
1984 – 2000 Harry Lee
2000 – 2016 Dennis Crane

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