Becky Thatcher's Home
This was the home of Becky Thatcher, Tom Sawyer’s first sweetheart in Mark Twain’s book Tom Sawyer. Tom thought Becky to be the essence of all that is charming in womanhood.
Erected 1934 by Mark Twain Museum.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
Location. 39° 42.711′ N, 91° 21.473′ W. Marker is in Hannibal, Missouri, in Marion County. Marker is on Hill Street west of Main Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 211 Hill 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. Mark Twain's Boyhood Home (a few steps from this marker); Mark Twain's Father's Law Office (a few steps from this marker); Tom Sawyer’s Fence (within shouting distance of this marker); Grant's Drug Store (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Grant's Drug Store (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum
Regarding Becky Thatcher's Home. This building, known as “The Becky Thatcher House” was the actual home of Laura Hawkins, a childhood friend of Mark Twain, who later became his inspiration for Becky Thatcher in the book “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.”
It was purchased by the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum from a private owner in 2000 and the museum took possession in January of 2001.
Building contributes to the Mark Twain National Register Historic District.
Also see . . .
1. Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum website. (Submitted on January 10, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. 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 January 10, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 5,586 times since then and 216 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on January 10, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. 2. submitted on December 27, 2007, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 3. submitted on January 10, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. 4, 5. submitted on September 20, 2012, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana.