Versailles is a city in Morgan County, Missouri, United States. The population was 2,482 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Morgan County. Locally, the town's name is pronounced “Ver-sails”, rather than “Ver-seye,” as in the French pronunciation of the royal palace for which the town is named.
A post office called Versailles, after the royal palace near Paris, France, has been in operation since 1835. Versailles was not platted until 1854.
The Martin Hotel, built in 1853, after the Civil War had such guests as the showman P. T. Barnum and outlaw robber Jesse James. Since the late 20th century, it has been operated as a museum. Both it and the Morgan County Courthouse are existing historic structures that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The courthouse was designed in a French style.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.33 square miles (6.03 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,482 people, 1,034 households, and 590 families living in the city. The population density was 1,065.2 inhabitants per square mile (411.3/km2). There were 1,201 housing units at an average density of 515.5 per square mile (199.0/km2).