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Liberty in Clay County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Lightburne Hall

 

— Clay County Historical Society Historic Landmark —

 
Lightburne Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tony Meyers, August 25, 2011
1. Lightburne Hall Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1852 by Major Alvan Lightburne as his private residence. This 24 room Greek Revival plantation home is one of Northwest Missouri’s largest surviving antebellum mansions. Union soldiers camped on the grounds during the Civil War. Restored in the grandeur of the “Old South” by Charles Alfred Cox and Lyle Edward Pinick as their private residence. Patroness, Ferol Josephine Wood Cox.
 
Erected by Clay County Missouri Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1852.
 
Location. 39° 14.939′ N, 94° 25.157′ W. Marker is in Liberty, Missouri, in Clay County. Marker is on North Water Street, 0.1 miles north of East Mississippi Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 North Water Street, Liberty MO 64068, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Liberty Mormon Jail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Liberty Presbyterian Church (about 500 feet away); Goldman-Duckworth House (about 500 feet away); Alexander W. Doniphan
Lightburne Hall - Liberty, Missouri image. Click for full size.
By Tony Meyers, August 25, 2011
2. Lightburne Hall - Liberty, Missouri
Union soldiers camped on the grounds of this Civil War era home following the Battle of Liberty.
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(about 600 feet away); Doniphan – Hubbell House (about 600 feet away); Liberty Lodge No. 49 I.O.O.F. (about 700 feet away); Jesse James Bank Museum (about 700 feet away); Site of First Daylight Bank Hold Up in United States (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Liberty.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2011, by Tony Meyers of Liberty, Missouri. This page has been viewed 890 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2011, by Tony Meyers of Liberty, Missouri. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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