Marthasville in Warren County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Marthasville to Treloar
The distance along Katy Trail State Park from Marthasville to Treloar is seven miles. The old Marthasville depot is next to the grain elevators near the Marthasville trailhead. Before the Highway 47 underpass at milepost 78.1, look right (north) to see an old caboose.
The trail runs alongside and crosses Charrette Creek between mileposts 79 and 80. The creek is named for La Charrette, a small French settlement established around 1796 south of here. Lewis and Clark stopped at La Charrette on May 25, 1804, noting "7 houses and as many families." The settlement was later washed away by the Missouri River.
Peers, about halfway to Marthasville, has services for trail users. Founded in 1893 when the railroad arrived, it was named for MKT attorney Charles Peers. Note the gap between the trail and building fronts at Peers. In Katy Railroad days, a small depot stood there.
Views from the trail toward the Missouri River take in bottomland corn and soybean fields and the Ozark border region beyond. On the opposite side of the trail, you move through a landscape of tall dolomite bluffs, hilly pastures and fine old homes.
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La Charrette, the westernmost Euro-American settlement when Lewis and Clark stopped in May 1804, was located near
Erected by Edward Jones and Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Katy Trail State Park marker series.
Location. 38° 37.631′ N, 91° 3.648′ W. Marker is in Marthasville, Missouri, in Warren County. Marker is on 1st Street south of Depot Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at the Katy Trail State Park kiosk. Marker is in this post office area: Marthasville MO 63357, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lewis and Clark in Missouri (here, next to this marker); Katy Trail State Park 20th Anniversary (here, next to this marker); Marthasville to Dutzow (here, next to this marker); The Lewis and Clark Expedition Across Missouri (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Lewis and Clark Expedition Across Missouri (a few steps from this marker); The Daniel Boone Trail (a few steps from this marker); La Charrette • Marthasville (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); La Charrette (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Marthasville.
Also see . . . Katy Trail State Park, Missouri. (Submitted on December 9, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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