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

Smith Station

 
 
Smith Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, October 15, 2016
1. Smith Station Marker
Inscription.  

Smith
Spring Water
Station

1858
Butterfield Stage Line
Overland Mail

 
Erected by Drywood Threshers of Sheldon, 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 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1858.
 
Location. 36° 53.681′ N, 93° 40.448′ W. Marker is near Aurora, Missouri, in Lawrence County. Marker is on Farm Road 2020, 0.3 miles east of Farm Road 1212, on the right when traveling east. 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. Mars Hill Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away); Butterfield Overland Mail in Missouri — 1858-1861 (approx. 3.1 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.9 miles away); Civil War Marker (approx. 5.6 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial
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(approx. 5.6 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 6 miles away); Honoring All Those Who Served (approx. 6˝ miles away); Lawrence County (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aurora.
 
Smith Station Marker next to Spring image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, October 15, 2016
2. Smith Station Marker next to Spring
Site of Relay Station Across Road from Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, October 15, 2016
3. Site of Relay Station Across Road from Marker
View to East Along Farm Road 2020 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, October 15, 2016
4. View to East Along Farm Road 2020
Marker is visible on left (south) side of road in far left center of image
 
 
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 583 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 17, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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