Near Kearney in Clay County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
—Clay County Historical Society Historic Landmark —
Erected by The Clay County Missouri Historical Society.
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 39° 24.62′ N, 94° 15.594′ W. Marker is near Kearney, Missouri, in Clay County. Marker can be reached from Watkins Road one mile south of County Road MM. Touch for map. Watkins Mill, the Watkins Home and the Visitor's Center are located in Watkins Mill State Park in Clay County, Missouri. Drive approximately 6 miles east of Kearney, Missouri on State Hiway 92. Turn north on County Road RA and drive 2 miles to the State Park entrance. Follow signs in the park to the Watkins Mill historic site. Marker is in this post office area: Kearney MO 64060, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James Farm (approx. 3˝ miles away); Hall of Waters (approx. 5.1 miles away); Bell-Pharis House Riverview (approx. 13.8 miles away); "The Old Graveyard" "Mt. Memorial Cemetery" (approx. 13.8 miles away); Mass Grave Site (approx. 13.9 miles away); Grand River Baptist Church (approx. 13.9 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 13.9 miles away).
More about this marker. A representative of Watkins Mill Association (see Link No. 2) asked us to note that Mr. Watkins’ first name is spelled Waltus, not Walthus, as inscribed on the marker.
This marker and two additional historical markers are located just adjacent to the rear exit of the Visitor’s Center on the path leading to the Mill and the House.
Also see . . .
1. Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic Site. (Submitted on August 19, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Watkins Mill Association. “Waltus and his wife Mary Ann, along with their children, built the farm they called Bethany into a very successful agricultural and industrial complex.” (Submitted on November 3, 2011.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2011, by Tony Meyers of Liberty, Missouri. This page has been viewed 558 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 15, 2011, by Tony Meyers of Liberty, Missouri. 7. submitted on August 25, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.