St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
William Clark died at this site
William Clark died in 1838 at his son's home on this site.
Clark became a national hero more than 30 years earlier when he and Meriwether Lewis explored the newly acquired Louisiana Territory for President Jefferson. Lewis and Clark led 31 people on an expedition from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean and back. They made the first map of the trans-Mississippi West, collected invaluable data, and established the American claim to Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
After his 28 month and 8,000 mile trek, Clark settled permanently in St. Louis and became one of the town's leading figures.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson, and the Lewis & Clark Expedition series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1838.
Location. 38° 37.659′ N, 90° 11.338′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is at the intersection of North Broadway and Olive Street, on the left when traveling south on North Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 North Broadway, Saint Louis MO 63102, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other Merchant Laclede Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Security Building (about 300 feet away); The Mississippi Valley Trust Company (about 300 feet away); Teenager Samuel Clemens (about 400 feet away); Site of the Democratic National Convention of 1876 (about 400 feet away); Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (about 400 feet away); La Rue Missouri (about 500 feet away); St. Charles Rock Road (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
More about this marker. Marker is a large metal plaque, mounted within a decorative polished granite frame.
Regarding William Clark died at this site. Clark died on September 1, 1838. He was originally buried at what is now O'Fallon Park, in north St. Louis. On October 23, 1860, his remains were moved to Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 5, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 111 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 5, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. 3. submitted on October 12, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.