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Hannibal in Marion County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Cardiff Hill

 
 
Cardiff Hill Marker image. 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); Huck Finn’s Home (about 400 feet away but has been reported missing); 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). 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 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Daniel Araya, November 25, 2005
2. Cardiff Hill Marker
Cardiff Hill, as the setting for some of his most famous stories, including The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
 
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Cardiff Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 1997
3. Cardiff Hill Marker
Cardiff Hill Marker image. 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 , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,645 times since then and 202 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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