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Hannibal in Marion County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Cardiff Hill
 
Cardiff Hill Marker Photo, Click for full size
March 18, 2007
1. Cardiff Hill Marker
 
Inscription. This is the foot of Cardiff Hill, made famous in Mark Twain's books "Tom Sawyer" and "Huckleberry Finn." On the hill, Tom, Huck, and their gang played and roamed at will.
 
Erected 1934 by Mark Twain Museum.
 
Location. 39° 42.78′ N, 91° 21.48′ W. Marker is in Hannibal, Missouri, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of North Street and N. Main Street, on the left when traveling east on North Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hannibal MO 63401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn at the Foot of Cardiff Hill (here, next to this marker); Hannibal (within shouting distance of this marker); Mark Twain (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Mark Twain (about 300 feet away); Tom Sawyer’s Fence (about 400 feet away); Mark Twain's Father's Law Office (about 400 feet away); Becky Thatcher's Home (about 400 feet away); Grant's Drug Store (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Hannibal.
 
Regarding Cardiff Hill. Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) spent his boyhood in Hannibal. Later he used the town, and Cardiff Hill, as the setting for some of his most famous stories, including The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
 
Cardiff Hill Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Daniel Araya, November 25, 2005
2. Cardiff Hill Marker
 
 
Cardiff Hill Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, June 1997
3. Cardiff Hill Marker
 
 
Cardiff Hill Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Daniel Shaurette, September 2002
4. Cardiff Hill Marker
A shot from Cardiff Hill, en route to the lighthouse, overlooking main street in Hannibal, Missouri. The statue of Tom and Huck can be seen near the bottom.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on January 14, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,018 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 14, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   3. submitted on January 27, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on January 14, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
 
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