El Dorado Springs in Cedar County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Grindstone Wash Basin
Before El Dorado Springs was founded, this stone wash basin sat before the Spring on rock supports. It was used by travelers along the trail. Some pioneer artisan cut it from a stone taken from Grindstone Quarry, located East of the Park Hotel. Early pioneers in this area secured stone from the quarry to make their grindstones. The texture of the rock was excellent, - not soft or hard spots. - The branch at the base of the quarry was called Grindstone Branch. It is the branch that runs through the park from the Southeast to the Northwest under the concrete walk.
Location. 37° 52.567′ N, 94° 1.335′ W. Marker is in El Dorado Springs, Missouri, in Cedar County. Click for map. The marker and wash basin are in the City Park, near the spring, and about 200 feet NNW of the intersection of Main Street (Missouri Route 82) and Gay Street. Marker is in this post office area: El Dorado Springs MO 64744, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. El Dorado Spring (a few steps from this marker); City Park Dedication (within shouting distance of this marker); Roy Bandy and Eddy Wilson (within shouting distance of this marker); Nathaniel H. and Waldo P. Cruce Prairie (within shouting distance of this marker); Former School Districts in El Dorado Springs R-2 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Missouri Bicentennial Wagon (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in El Dorado Springs.
Also see . . .
1. Discovery of the Spring and Birth of the Town. (Submitted on July 10, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. City of El Dorado Springs Town History. (Submitted on July 10, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Environment • Man-Made Features • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 329 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.