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Near Aurora in Lawrence County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Butterfield Overland Mail in Missouri — 1858-1861

 
 
Butterfield Overland Mail in Missouri — 1858-1861 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 15, 2016
1. Butterfield Overland Mail in Missouri — 1858-1861 Marker
Inscription.  The John I. Smith Relay Station was 172 ½ miles from the Tipton Terminus and stood in northeast Barry County, about 7 miles west of Crane.
 
Erected 1958 by State Historical Society of Missouri.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Butterfield Overland Mail, and the Missouri, The State Historical Society of series lists.
 
Location. 36° 52.164′ N, 93° 43.225′ W. Marker is near Aurora, Missouri, in Lawrence County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 39 and Farm Road 2035, on the left when traveling south on State Highway 39. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Crane MO 65633, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Smith Station (approx. 3.1 miles away); Mars Hill Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.1 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.9 miles away); Civil War Marker (approx. 6.8 miles away); a
Marker at Intersection of State Highway 39 and Farm Road 2035 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 15, 2016
2. Marker at Intersection of State Highway 39 and Farm Road 2035
different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.2 miles away); Lawrence County (approx. 7˝ miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 7˝ miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 8˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aurora.
 
Regarding Butterfield Overland Mail in Missouri — 1858-1861. The site of the Smith Relay Station is located three miles northeast of the marker. Farm Road 2035 adjacent to the marker follows the route of the Butterfield Overland Mail stage line.
 
Site of Smith Relay Station image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 15, 2016
3. Site of Smith Relay Station
The site of the station is located three miles northeast of the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 246 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 17, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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