Parkville in Platte County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
First known as English Landing, river port on frontier, steamboat landing; slave, tobacco, and hemp market.
Home of Park College
John A. McAfee and George S. Park
pioneered in new pattern of education.
"Fides et Labor"
Erected by Platte County Historical Society.
Location. 39° 11.345′ N, 94° 40.976′ W. Marker is in Parkville, Missouri, in Platte County. Marker is at the intersection of 1st Street (Missouri Route 9) and East Street (Missouri Route 9), in the median on 1st Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kansas City MO 64152, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Park Bank - Farmers Exchange Bank (a few steps from this marker); Attack on the Paw Paw Fort (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Quindaro Ruins Archaeological Park (approx. 2.9 miles away in Kansas); Quindaro, Kansas (approx. 3 miles away in Kansas); John Brown (approx. 3 miles away in Kansas); Western University Renner Village Site (approx. 3.8 miles away); Mather Hall - Kansas City University (approx. 4.3 miles away in Kansas). Click for a list of all markers in Parkville.
Also see . . .
1. History of Parkville, Missouri. (Submitted on June 15, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Park University. (Submitted on June 15, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Education • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 242 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.