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Near Clever in Christian 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 C. Ashmore Relay Station in northwest Christian County stood in Polk Township, 152 ½ miles from the Tipton Terminus. It was the only station in the county.
 
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. 37° 3.991′ N, 93° 25.818′ W. Marker is near Clever, Missouri, in Christian County. Marker is on Highway ZZ 0.1 miles north of Honeysuckle Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Billings MO 65610, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sigel's Attack (approx. 2.2 miles away); Rout of Sigel's Column (approx. 2.3 miles away); Guibor's Battery (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Eye of the Storm (approx.
Butterfield Overland Mail in Missouri — 1858-1861 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 15, 2016
2. Butterfield Overland Mail in Missouri — 1858-1861 Marker
Next to the marker is a concrete tablet installed by the Drywood Threshers of Sheldon, Missouri, most likely in the 1920's, to mark the route of the Butterfield stage line in Missouri
2.6 miles away); Price's Headquarters (approx. 2.8 miles away); Pulaski Arkansas Battery (approx. 2.8 miles away); A Union Plan / The Broken Pincer (approx. 2.8 miles away); Death of Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon (approx. 2.9 miles away).
 
View to Northeast from Highway ZZ image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 15, 2016
3. View to Northeast from Highway ZZ
Marker is on left (north) side of highway next to the driveway entrance
 
 
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 205 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 17, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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