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Washington in Franklin County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Lucinda Owens Memorial

 
 
Lucinda Owens Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, October 6, 2018
1. Lucinda Owens Memorial
Inscription. Kentucky natives William G. and Lucinda Owens came to Missouri in 1818. William soon became the leading politician of newly created Franklin County. In 1827 he purchased a farm and ferry boat at Washington Landing. On July 4, 1829, he began to sell lots for a planned town site. The death of William Owens in 1834 delayed the planned development. Five years later, on May 29, 1839, his widow filed an official plat of the town with Franklin County officials, thus giving Lucinda Owens recognition as the official founder of Washington.
 
Erected 2008 by Washington Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 33.629′ N, 91° 0.647′ 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: 4 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 (here, next to this marker); John Clayton Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Frazer (within shouting distance of this marker); Wir Sind Freunde - We Are Friends
Lucinda Owens Memorial in front of the Zachariah Foss House image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, October 6, 2018
2. Lucinda Owens Memorial in front of the Zachariah Foss House
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Lewis and Clark Expedition Across Missouri (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Waterworks Building (about 300 feet away); Roettger Inn (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 8, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 8, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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