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Raytown in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

William Ray Blacksmith Shop

 
 
William Ray Blacksmith Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 26, 2013
1. William Ray Blacksmith Shop Marker
Inscription.

was located at this point on the Santa Fe Trail, 1849-1851. It is generally believed that Raytown was named for William Ray.

 
Erected 1969 by Raytown HIstorical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Santa Fe Trail marker series.
 
Location. 39° 0.506′ N, 94° 27.8′ W. Marker is in Raytown, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of Raytown Road and 63rd Street, on the right when traveling north on Raytown Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6301 Raytown Road, Kansas City MO 64133, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. World War Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away); Byram's Ford Historic District (approx. 3.2 miles away); Where Wagons Rolled / Wieduwilt Swales (approx. 3.3 miles away); Battle of the Big Blue (approx. 3.4 miles away); Byram's Ford Battlefield (approx. 3.5 miles away); The Battle of White Oak Creek (approx. 3.5 miles away); Pratt's Artillery (approx. 3.6 miles away); Log House and Defensive Line (approx. 3.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Raytown, MIssouri. (Submitted on October 27, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
William Ray Blacksmith Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 26, 2013
2. William Ray Blacksmith Shop Marker

2. About Raytown, Missouri. (Submitted on October 27, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Santa Fe National Historic Trail. (Submitted on October 27, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 486 times since then. 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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