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Hannibal in Marion County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Hannibal

 
 
Hannibal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 11, 2012
1. Hannibal Marker
Inscription.  The boyhood home of Mark Twain. The Clemens home and a State statue in Riverview Park stand as memorials to the great humorist. At Cardiff Hill stands a statue of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. Twain's cave and the islands made famous in his books are points of interest.
 
Erected 1931 by The State Historical Society of Missouri.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places.
 
Location. 39° 42.76′ N, 91° 21.522′ W. Marker is in Hannibal, Missouri, in Marion County. Marker is on North Street just east of N. 3rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. "Huckleberry Finn House" Reconstruction (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hatten House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Jail in "Tom Sawyer" (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Mark Twain (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct
Main Street, Hannibal image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 11, 2012
2. Main Street, Hannibal
line); Mark Twain Memorial Bridge (about 300 feet away); Mark Twain's Boyhood Home (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Mark Twain (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hannibal.
 
View down Main Street, Hannibal image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 13, 2012
3. View down Main Street, Hannibal
You can see the lighthouse that was built upon Cardiff Hill. The lighthouse serves no purpose, but may be reached by stairs. It overlooks the Mississippi River.
Hannibal Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 13, 2012
4. Hannibal Lighthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 437 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 27, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   3, 4. submitted on September 20, 2012, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana.
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