Prehistoric cultural affiliation(s) include Boone Focus and Late Woodland dating back to 500.
Several famous people are associated with these Cole County historic places including B. Gratz Brown, Lester Shepard Parker and Jacob R. Moerschel.
Some of the country's most noteable architects helped create the Cole County places including Montgomery C. Meigs, Frank B. Miller, M. Fred Bell, Tracy & Swartout, George Ingham Barnett, Besecke and Swanson, Joseph Schmidli, William Goldammer, Besecke & Swanson and H.J. Wallau. Prominent architectural styles found in Cole Country are Colonial Revival, Queen Anne and Second Empire.