Marthasville in Warren County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Daniel Boone Trail
As a means of discouraging British expansion west of the Mississippi, Spanish Lieutenant Governor Zenon Trudeau invited Daniel Boone to establish a colony of American settlers in this area of Spanish Louisiana. In 1799, Boone and his family accepted this offer of land grants resulting in their move to Missouri from Kentucky. They crossed the Mississippi River near the east end of Dresser Island, 7 miles east of present-day Portage des Sioux. From this spot, they traveled south through the village of St. Charles before heading 30 miles south to Daniel Boone's Spanish land grant. The trail continued southward and then west along the Missouri River ending at the village of Charette (sic), about a miles south of here. Their route became known as the Daniel Boone Trail and was followed by other American settlers until the War of 1812. Boone was appointed Commandant of the Femme Osage area that surrounded his settlement. Boone, his wife Rebecca, five of their grown children, and most of their 68 grandchildren lived out their lives in Missouri.
Dedicated October 30, 2010
Erected 2010 by Valley of the Meramec Chapter, NSDAR, and Missouri State Society, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 38° 37.637′ N, 91° 3.635′ W. Marker is in Marthasville, Missouri, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of 1st Street and Depot Street, on the left when traveling north on 1st Street. Touch for map. Marker is in the park just north of the Katy Trail State Park kiosk. Marker is in this post office area: Marthasville MO 63357, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Lewis and Clark Expedition Across Missouri (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Lewis and Clark Expedition Across Missouri (a few steps from this marker); Katy Trail State Park 20th Anniversary (a few steps from this marker); Marthasville to Dutzow (a few steps from this marker); Lewis and Clark in Missouri (a few steps from this marker); Marthasville to Treloar (a few steps from this marker); La Charrette • Marthasville (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); La Charrette (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marthasville.
Also see . . .
1. The Daniel Boone Trail Boy Scout Pamphlet. (Submitted on December 3, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Daniel Boone Sites in Missouri. (Submitted on December 3, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Daniel Boone Historical Area of Missouri (Submitted on December 3, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Exploration • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 1, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 441 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 3, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.