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Weston in Platte County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

“Hell's Half Acre”

Market Street

 
 
"Hell's Half Acre" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 28, 2011
1. "Hell's Half Acre" Marker
Inscription.

In Weston's early boom days, the
Missouri River ran at the foot of
Main Street, adjacent to this area of
town. Most of the buildings were
occupied by low rent hotels,
saloons and dance halls.
In 1851, Weston newpapers
advertised fifteen saloons.

 
Erected by The Historic Weston Experience - Preserve America. (Marker Number 8.)
 
Location. 39° 24.649′ N, 94° 54.19′ W. Marker is in Weston, Missouri, in Platte County. Marker is on Market Street near Blackhawk Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 725 Market Street, Weston MO 64098, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Yocum-Benner Buildings (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Weston, Missouri, Jail (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Weston (about 400 feet away); Doppler Building (about 400 feet away); Mitchell Building (about 400 feet away); St. George Hotel (about 500 feet away); "Bear Medison Island" (about 600 feet away); The Lewis and Clark Expedition (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Weston.
 
Also see . . .
"Hell's Half Acre" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 28, 2011
2. "Hell's Half Acre" Marker
At left of photo, in front of street pole
 Weston, Missouri, History. (Submitted on July 11, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 438 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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