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

Parkville

 
 
Parkville Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 28, 2012
1. Parkville Marker
Inscription.

Founded by George S. Park - 1838
First known as English Landing, river port on frontier, steamboat landing; slave, tobacco, and hemp market.
Home of Park College
Founded 1875
John A. McAfee and George S. Park
pioneered in new pattern of education.
"Fides et Labor"

 
Erected by Platte County Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 11.345′ N, 94° 40.976′ W. Marker is in Parkville, Missouri, in Platte County. Marker is at the intersection of 1st Street (Missouri Route 9) and East Street (Missouri Route 9), in the median on 1st Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kansas City MO 64152, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Park Bank - Farmers Exchange Bank (a few steps from this marker); Attack on the Paw Paw Fort (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Quindaro Ruins Archaeological Park (approx. 2.9 miles away in Kansas); Quindaro, Kansas (approx. 3 miles away in Kansas); John Brown (approx. 3 miles away in Kansas); Western University
Parkville Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 28, 2012
2. Parkville Marker
Park University's Mackay Hall steeple in distance
(approx. 3 miles away in Kansas); Renner Village Site (approx. 3.8 miles away); Mather Hall - Kansas City University (approx. 4.3 miles away in Kansas). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Parkville.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Parkville, Missouri. (Submitted on June 15, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Park University. (Submitted on June 15, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. EducationSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 15, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 247 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 15, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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