First known as Brownville and then later Jacksonville, the community located in southwestern Nodaway County was officially called Graham in 1859, so named after Maryville resident and postmaster Amos Graham. It was incorporated in 1871.
Graham, like the rest of the country, saw its fair share of rough times, including the Civil War and the Great Depression.
During that war that pitted the north versus the south, the town was nearly depopulated. Similar to many other places in Missouri, it divided the community. The