“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Washington in Franklin County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

John Clayton Inn


John Clayton Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, October 6, 2018
1. John Clayton Inn Marker
Top plaque:
2006 Preservation Award
Washington Preservation, Inc.

Main plaque:
John Clayton Inn

Washington began in the area of Front and Lafayette Streets. The John Clayton Inn was located near the natural river landing site used in early times. Erected by John Clayton, this inn/boardinghouse is one of Washington's oldest surviving structures. The old cellar was exposed when streets were regraded in the 1870's.

Location. 38° 33.635′ N, 91° 0.662′ W. Marker is in Washington, Missouri, in Franklin County. Marker is on West Front Street east of Lafayette Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3 Lafayette Street, Washington MO 63090, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Zachariah Foss House (a few steps from this marker); Lucinda Owens Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Roettger Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Frazer (within shouting distance of this marker); Droege's Mercantile Food Store (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bertelsmann Building (about 300 feet away); The Lewis and Clark Expedition Across Missouri (about 300 feet away); Bank of Washington (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 7, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 14 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on October 7, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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