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Overland in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Site of William Walton House

1793

 

— City of Overland —

 
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By Jason Voigt, November 7, 2020
1. Site of William Walton House Marker
Inscription.  William and Mary Walton moved to this tract of land from Virginia. They were among the earliest settlers in this area and their land holdings became quite extensive. Eleven children were raised on the huge farm, plus numerous grandchildren. The two-story, nine-room house was destroyed by fire in 1902.
 
Erected by Overland Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, Overland Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 42.404′ N, 90° 21.668′ W. Marker is in Overland, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is at the intersection of Woodson Road and Argyle Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Woodson Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2700 Woodson Rd, Saint Louis MO 63114, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Buck School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ortmann Funeral Home (approx. half a mile away); William Heidbrink & Clarence A. Fritz Building (approx. half a mile away); Site of John and Elizabeth Smith Farmhouse
Site of William Walton House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 7, 2020
2. Site of William Walton House Marker
Marker is in front of the 2700 Building.
(approx. half a mile away); Site of Caleb Baldwin House (approx. half a mile away); Site of Grace Van Studiford House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Charles / James Loring House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Overland Manor (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Overland.
 
Also see . . .  Walton's from Missouri to Oregon. From genealogy.com, this is research of Walton and his descendants. There have been several notable people by the name of William Walton for centuries, and very little information has been uncovered about the man who is mentioned on this marker. Walton (1742-1826) did come from a wealthy Virginia family, and he brought his wife and children to present-day Missouri when it was under Spanish rule. It is said that he purchased additional nearby land in present-day Bridgeton, and that he had slaves work on his plantation. Some believe Walton fought in the Revolutionary War, though it has never been determined. He may have been related to George Walton, who was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. (Submitted on November 7, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 7, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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