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

Site of Twelve Mile Inn

1856

 

— City of Overland —

 
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By Jason Voigt, November 7, 2020
1. Site of Twelve Mile Inn Marker
Inscription.  Located approximately 12 miles from the St. Louis riverfront, a day's journey. The two-story log structure became a popular stopping place for cool well water and shelter for those traveling to St. Charles. It is said that in 1863, General Wm. T. Sherman stopped here while his men camped nearby. The Inn was eventually destroyed by fire
 
Erected by Overland Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, Overland Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 41.97′ N, 90° 20.751′ W. Marker is in Overland, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is at the intersection of Lackland Road and Walton Road, on the left when traveling west on Lackland Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8605 Lackland 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. The Overland Trail (here, next to this marker); Randolph Laughlin House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Charles / James Loring House (approx. 0.4
Site of Twelve Mile Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 7, 2020
2. Site of Twelve Mile Inn Marker
at the corner of Walton and Lackland roads
miles away); Site of Grace Van Studiford House (approx. half a mile away); Lake Sherwood (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Daniel Boone's Cabin (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Caleb Baldwin House (approx. 0.7 miles away); William Heidbrink & Clarence A. Fritz Building (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Overland.
 
More about this marker. This marker was at one time believed to be missing, as it was not in its spot during early 2020 (it was originally placed there in the late 2000's). It has been placed back, with its accompanying Overland Trail marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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