Near Arcadia in Iron County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Welcome to the Top of Missouri
The St. Francois Mountains
This area map shows the extent and location of Missouri’s St. Francois Mountains.
This portion of the Missouri Ozarks is known as the St. Francois Mountains, characterized by high rounded knobs of ancient igneous rocks. The 7,000-acre Taum Sauk Mountain State Park embraces outstanding examples of the area’s scenic, geologic, biologic, and aquatic features. These include Missouri’s highest point and tallest waterfall, a clear Ozark stream cutting through the state’s deepest valley and rich natural ecosystems.
Erected by Missouri State Parks.
Location. 37° 34.384′ N, 90° 43.466′ W. Marker is near Arcadia, Missouri, in Iron County. Marker can be reached from State Park Road 0.7 miles north of Highway CC. Marker is located at the Taum Sauk Mountain State Park Overlook. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ironton MO 63650, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Taum Sauk Mountain State Park Overlook (here, next to this marker); St. Francois Mountain Glades General Grant Commission Commemorative (approx. 5½ miles away); Battle of Pilot Knob (approx. 5½ miles away); Iron County Missouri Courthouse Complex (approx. 5½ miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Pilot Knob (approx. 5½ miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Pilot Knob (approx. 5½ miles away); Iron County - The "Birthplace of 4-H" in Missouri (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arcadia.
Also see . . . Taum Sauk Mountain State Park. The official website of this state park. (Submitted on October 26, 2016.)
1. Missouri Highpoint
The highest point of natural elevation in the state of Missouri, 1,772 feet above sea level, is located approximately 1,500 feet southwest of the marker.
— Submitted October 26, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 158 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 26, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.