Dover is a small community in Lafayette County, Missouri first settled in 1817 by the determination of three young people – Solomon Cox, his sister Mary, and John Lovelady – from Virginia. In 1835, Dover was platted on Section 29, Township 51 by John Duston. Dover was founded in 1839. It was named after Dover, in England.
The Annual Blazin’ the Trail Event is a 20 mile event held on the first Saturday in August along the Santa Fe Trail spanning from Lexington to Waverly. Along the way, you will find Fresh Produce, Garage sales, Antiques, Crafts, Food, Wine Tasting (featuring the Lafayette County Wineries), and other Family Events. At the heart of the trail lies the small town of Dover celebrating their Dover Days Festival. Here you will find a great tractor show, a variety of vendors, kid’s games, food, quilt show, bands and much more! Please come travel the trail and get a taste of what our local area has to offer!