Higginsville is a city in Lafayette County, Missouri. Higginsville was founded in 1869 and named for Harvey Higgins, the original owner of the town site. A post office has been in operation at Higginsville since 1870.
Higginsville was formerly the site of the Missouri Confederate Soldiers’ Home. After the last of the Confederate veterans died, the lands were converted into a Confederate Memorial Cemetery. This 135 acre site is preserved in memory of the more than 40,000 Missourians who fought under the Confederate flag. Captain William Clarke Quantrill is one of those interred here.