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Hannibal in Marion County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Grant's Drug Store

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, May 11, 2020
1. Grant's Drug Store Marker
Inscription.  

In 1846, Mark Twain's family fell on hard times and couldn't afford to live in their own home. The Grants invited the entire Clemens family to live with them in the rooms above their pharmacy. They shared their roof and their food, to allow Mr. Clemens to get his career and finances in shape. The space was small but their hearts were grand, and for a brief time, this house was Mark Twain's home.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 39° 42.716′ N, 91° 21.454′ W. Marker is in Hannibal, Missouri, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Hill Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Marker is located on the side of the building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 325 North Main Street, Hannibal MO 63401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tom Sawyer’s Fence (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Grant's Drug Store (a few steps from this marker); Mark Twain's Father's Law Office (a few steps from this marker); McDaniel's Candy Store

Grant's Drug Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, May 11, 2020
2. Grant's Drug Store Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Mark Twain's Boyhood Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Mark Twain (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Collins Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Becky Thatcher's Home (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hannibal.
 
Regarding Grant's Drug Store. Building contributes to the Mark Twain National Register Historic District.
 
Also see . . .  Mark Twain Historic District National Register Nomination Form. (Submitted on September 20, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 19, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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