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Weston in Platte County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Weston

 
 
Weston Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 28, 2011
1. Weston Marker
Inscription.
Established, 1837; oldest existing town in the Platte Purchase. Boyhood home of "Buffalo" Bill Cody; last outfitting post for overland wagon trains; home of Ben Hollady, Stage Coach King.
 
Erected by Platte County Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 24.709′ N, 94° 54.189′ W. Marker is in Weston, Missouri, in Platte County. Marker is on Thomas Street near Blackhawk Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Weston MO 64098, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Weston, Missouri, Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Presbyterian Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Hell's Half Acre" (about 400 feet away); Mitchell Building (about 400 feet away); Doppler Building (about 500 feet away); Yocum-Benner Buildings (about 500 feet away); How Building (about 500 feet away); St. George Hotel (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weston.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Weston, Missouri. (Submitted on July 10, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Platte County Historical and Genealogical Society. (Submitted on July 10, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Weston Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 28, 2011
2. Weston Marker
Looking SE along Thomas Street toward "old town" Weston.

3. Buffalo Bill Historical Center. (Submitted on July 10, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Ben Holladay. (Submitted on July 10, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 263 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 10, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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