“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
McKittrick in Montgomery County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

McKittrick to Treloar

Points of Interest

— Katy Trail State Park —

McKittrick to Treloar Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, December 30, 2018
1. McKittrick to Treloar Marker
Katy Trail State Park users cover the longest segment between trailheads on the entire trail from McKittrick to Treloar: 16.10 miles. McKittrick is a former Katy Railroad town, and remains of the depot foundation and coal sheds are still present in the trailhead area. For about the first seven miles, the trail to Treloar runs near Loutre Slough, which branches off from the Loutre River and later empties into the Missouri River.

These first seven miles offer classic Katy scenery dolomite bluffs on one side of the trail and bottomland agriculture on the other. The small former railroad villages of Case and Gore stand at mileposts 96.9 and 93.8. From Case, the Katy Trail enters one of its most spectacular stretches. Between Gore and Bernheimer, trail users have outstanding views of the river and bluffs. Gore was one of many Katy towns on this stretch—along with McKittrick and Case—named for Missouri, Kansas and Eastern Railroad investors. The rail line here was especially vulnerable to floods.

The Katy Trail moves away from the Missouri River shortly after the Smith Creek bridge, and enters the

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floodplain as it approaches Treloar. Treloar, another railroad town founded with the arrival of the Katy in 1892, has two old grain elevators as reminders of how important the railroad was to local economies.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Katy Trail State Park series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1892.
Location. 38° 44.033′ N, 91° 26.667′ W. Marker is in McKittrick, Missouri, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Sterline Road, 0.1 miles west of Walnut Street, on the left when traveling west. Marker is in parking lot of the Katy Trail State Park, McKittrick Area. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Walnut St, Hermann MO 65041, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McKittrick to Portland (here, next to this marker); 25th Anniversary (a few steps from this marker); Capt. Steven Neil Bezold (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Capt. Homer (Red) Howard (approx. 1.9 miles away); Gasconade County Courthouse (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Maria Waechter House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Pioneer Trails Juncture
McKittrick to Treloar Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, December 30, 2018
2. McKittrick to Treloar Marker
(approx. 1.9 miles away); Hermann: Germania's Liberator (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McKittrick.
Entrence Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, December 30, 2018
3. Entrence Sign
Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 10, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 10, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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