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Liberty in Clay County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Alexander W. Doniphan

1808 - 1887

 

—Lawyer, Statesman and Military Leader —

 
Alexander W. Doniphan Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 30, 2013
1. Alexander W. Doniphan Marker
Inscription.

While living on this site in the 1830's, Alexander Doniphan championed the Constitutional rights of an oppressed people to ensure their religious freedom. He helped create Caldwell County as a refuge for the Mormons in 1836 and refused to carry out an illegal order by his superior officer to execute Joseph Smith and other Mormon leaders in 1838. Doniphan became highly respected for his leadership and integrity.
 
Erected by Missouri Morman Frontier Foundation.
 
Location. 39° 14.856′ N, 94° 25.215′ W. Marker is in Liberty, Missouri, in Clay County. Marker is on Main Street north of Franklin Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Liberty MO 64068, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Doniphan – Hubbell House (a few steps from this marker); Liberty Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Liberty Tribune (within shouting distance of this marker); Liberty Lodge No. 49 I.O.O.F. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jesse James Bank Museum (about
Alexander W. Doniphan Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 30, 2013
2. Alexander W. Doniphan Marker
300 feet away); Liberty Mormon Jail (about 300 feet away); Site of First Daylight Bank Hold Up in United States (about 400 feet away); Clay County African American Pioneers (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Liberty.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Picturing History: Alexander Doniphan. (Submitted on August 30, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Alexander Doniphan Walking Tour, Liberty MO. (Submitted on August 30, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Alexander Doniphan Bio. (Submitted on August 30, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Alexander W. Doniphan. (Submitted on August 30, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, Mexican-American
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 386 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.
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