El Dorado Springs in Cedar County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Grindstone Wash Basin
Before El Dorado Springs was founded, this stone wash basin sat before the Spring on rock supports. It was used by travelers along the trail. Some pioneer artisan cut it from a stone taken from Grindstone Quarry, located East of the Park Hotel. Early pioneers in this area secured stone from the quarry to make their grindstones. The texture of the rock was excellent, - not soft or hard spots. - The branch at the base of the quarry was called Grindstone Branch. It is the branch that runs through the park from the Southeast to the Northwest under the concrete walk.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 37° 52.567′ N, 94° 1.335′ W. Marker is in El Dorado Springs, Missouri, in Cedar County. The marker and wash basin are in the City Park, near the spring, and about 200 feet NNW of the intersection of Main Street (Missouri Route 82) and Gay Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: El Dorado Springs MO 64744, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distanceEl Dorado Spring (a few steps from this marker); City Park Dedication (within shouting distance of this marker); Roy Bandy and Eddy Wilson (within shouting distance of this marker); Nathaniel H. and Waldo P. Cruce (within shouting distance of this marker); Prairie (within shouting distance of this marker); Former School Districts in El Dorado Springs R-2 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Missouri Bicentennial Wagon (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Dorado Springs.
Also see . . . City of El Dorado Springs Town History. City website entry (Submitted on July 10, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 475 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 10, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.