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The History of Bunceton Mutual Insurance Company

December 23, 1895

A meeting was held at Cramer's Hall in Bunceton, MO to organize a farmer's fire insurance company.

January 17, 1896

A large number of the farmers from the Cooper County area met in the Bunceton Eagle office to perfect the insurance organization for the benefit of the farmers of of Cooper County.

After all the preliminary arrangements were completed, the constitution for the above-mentioned organization was drafted and read. Several clauses were changed, several struck out and several inserted.

January 25, 1896

The Company started out with 64 members. Thirty-two farmers signed the Articles of Incorporation. This new Company would be called Cooper County Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Company.

February 4, 1896

The Company received its charter.

For the first 64 years of operation, Cooper County Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Company rented office space in other businesses' buildings.


Cooper County Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Company purchased a small brick building on Elm Street.


As the company grew, there was a need for more space. The company built a new building located at 100 East Main in Bunceton, MO.

June 1971

Members voted to change the name of Cooper County Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Company to Bunceton Mutual Insurance Company.


With over 1,000 policies, Bunceton Mutual Insurance company goes online in order to better serve their current members and continue to grow the company.