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Lee's Summit in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

William B. Howard Station Park

 
 
William B. Howard Station Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 12, 2012
1. William B. Howard Station Park Marker
Inscription.

This park, named for the founder of the city of Lee's Summit, is located on the original depot grounds which were set aside for railroad use when the town of Strother was platted on October 28, 1865. The town of Strother was later incorporated as the city of Lee's Summit on November 4, 1868.

The park was planned by the Missouri Community Betterment Committee of Lee's Summit, was financed by the Jackson County legislature, local clubs and individuals and is for the enjoyment of all who visit it.
 
Erected 1973 by the Rotary Club of Lee's Summit.
 
Location. 38° 54.752′ N, 94° 22.677′ W. Marker is in Lee's Summit, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is on SE Main Street north of SE 3rd Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 228 SE Main Street, Lees Summit MO 64063, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. All Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); R.H. Marquette Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Harry S Truman (approx. 0.2 miles away); Flanery-Frost Cemetery (approx.

William B. Howard Station Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 12, 2012
2. William B. Howard Station Park Marker
4.4 miles away); The Battle of White Oak Creek (approx. 4.8 miles away); Where Wagons Rolled / Wieduwilt Swales (approx. 7.6 miles away); William Ray Blacksmith Shop (approx. 8.1 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lee's Summit.
 
Also see . . .
1. The History of Lee's Summit MO. (Submitted on February 8, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. William B. Howard at Find A Grave. (Submitted on February 8, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
MoPac Caboose in William B. Howard Station Park image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 12, 2012
3. MoPac Caboose in William B. Howard Station Park
MoPac Caboose in William B. Howard Station Park image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 12, 2012
4. MoPac Caboose in William B. Howard Station Park
Eastbound Amtrak Shelter Opposite William B. Howard Station Park image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 12, 2012
5. Eastbound Amtrak Shelter Opposite William B. Howard Station Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 8, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 8, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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