“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)

George Washington

George Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), October 6, 2018
1. George Washington Marker
Permanent settlers began arriving in the area of present-day Washington, Missouri, in the 1790s. After former United States President George Washington died at his Virginia estate in 1799, numerous cities, counties and a state were named in his honor.

It is unknown who first call the Missouri River port here "Washington Landing." When Lucinda Owens filed the plat of the town on May 29, 1839, it officially became known as Washington.

This monument to our city's namesake, George Washington, was dedicated to the citizens of the City of Washington on May 15, 2004.
Erected by City of Washington, Missouri; Sculptor, Sabra Tull Meyer.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsSettlements & SettlersWaterways & VesselsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, and the Missouri, City of Washington series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is May 29, 1839.
Location. 38° 33.434′ N, 91° 0.761′ 
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W. Marker is in Washington, Missouri, in Franklin County. Marker is on West 4th Street west of Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 405 Jefferson Street, Washington MO 63090, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Unnerstall Flag Plaza (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The Theatre Verein (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tamm Building (about 700 feet away); Schnier Building (about 700 feet away); St. John's A.M.E. Church (about 700 feet away); Historic Log House (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 78 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 8, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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