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Owensville in Gasconade County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Cross Roads

 
 
Cross Roads Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, September 15, 2019
1. Cross Roads Marker
Inscription.  In 1830 an early settlement was formed around the junction of "Old Iron Road" and the "St Louis to Springfield Road" (now Springfield & Peters Streets). Seventeen years later, two friends named this settlement after playing a horseshoe game to decide who was to be the namesake of Owensville
 
Erected by Owensville Chamber of Commerce.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, Owensville Quilt Patterns series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1830.
 
Location. 38° 20.817′ N, 91° 29.949′ W. Marker is in Owensville, Missouri, in Gasconade County. Marker is on East Peters Avenue just south of South Peters Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 206 East Peters Avenue, Owensville MO 65066, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Soldier's Walk (within shouting distance of this marker); In Loving Memory (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Spools (about 400 feet away); Mural (about 400
Cross Roads Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, September 15, 2019
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feet away); Two Old Timers (about 400 feet away); Four Leaf Clover (about 500 feet away); Farmers & Merchants Bank (about 500 feet away); Double Friendship Star (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Owensville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 71 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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May. 23, 2022