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

New Haven

1856 - 1956

 
 
New Haven Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, September 11, 2017
1. New Haven Marker
Inscription.  Early prominent Missouri River port, New Haven was settled about 1805 and was first named Miller’s Landing for pioneer Philip Miller. The Pacific R.R. (MO. PAC.) reached here in 1855 and the town was laid out and renamed the next year.

John Colter, member of Lewis and Clark Expedition, explorer of Yellowstone Park, settled a few miles east in 1810.

The New Haven Flood Control Levee here was completed by the U.S. Corps of Engineers in April, 1955.

Erected by the City of New Haven, 1956
Levee Board
C.F. Niemeyer, Otto Buchholtz, R.W. Wehrmann, Oscar Freie, Supt.

Joy K. Schaffner, Mayor
Kermit Ploeger, Clerk

Aldermen
O.J. Thomann, Milford Scheer, Edw. Hebbeler, Jr., John J. Scherer

 
Erected 1956 by City of New Haven, Missouri.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1856.
 
Location. 38° 36.897′ N, 91° 12.79′ W. Marker is in New Haven
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, Missouri, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Miller Street, on the left when traveling east on Main Street. Marker is located on the east side of John Colter Memorial Park, between Main Street and the Missouri River, in front of the New Haven Flood Control Levee. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 Main Street, New Haven MO 63068, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colter's Escape from the Blackfeet (a few steps from this marker); Private John Colter (a few steps from this marker); The Lewis and Clark Expedition (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Private John Colter (a few steps from this marker); From the Mountains to Missouri (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Private John Colter (a few steps from this marker); Historic New Haven (within shouting distance of this marker); The Iron Horse Arrives (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Haven.
 
More about this marker. Marker is a large metal tablet, mounted at knee-level on a large, rough-cut boulder.
 
New Haven Marker (<i>wide view; New Haven Flood Control Levee in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, September 11, 2017
2. New Haven Marker (wide view; New Haven Flood Control Levee in background)
New Haven Flood Control Levee (<i>behind marker; helps protect New Haven from Missouri River</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, September 11, 2017
3. New Haven Flood Control Levee (behind marker; helps protect New Haven from Missouri River)
New Haven Flood Control Levee (<i>view from near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, September 11, 2017
4. New Haven Flood Control Levee (view from near marker)
John Colter Memorial Park (<i>marker located at east end of park; beyond left side of frame</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, September 11, 2017
5. John Colter Memorial Park (marker located at east end of park; beyond left side of frame)
Bed & Breakfast (<i>located just east of John Colter Memorial Park & adjacent to marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, September 11, 2017
6. Bed & Breakfast (located just east of John Colter Memorial Park & adjacent to marker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 247 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 7, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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