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Lexington in Lafayette County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Original Site of Russell, Majors and Waddell Home Office

The Pony Express

 
 
Original Site of Russell, Majors and Waddell Home Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 11, 2015
1. Original Site of Russell, Majors and Waddell Home Office Marker
Inscription.

Northwest across this intersection is the original site of the Home Office of Russell, Majors and Waddell, owners and operators of the Pony Express. Though operating headquarters was at Leavenworth, Kansas, and the Eastern Terminus at St. Joseph, Mo., the Home Office was in Lexington as well as the homes of William B. Waddell and William H. Russell.

1860 The Pony Express 1960
Russell, Majors, Waddell
Founders, Owners, Operators

120 Celebrated Riders
rode 650,000 miles with only
one rider killed by Indians,
one schedule not completed and
one mail lost.


 
Erected 1960 by National Pony Express Centennial Association.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pony Express National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 39° 11.125′ N, 93° 52.992′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Missouri, in Lafayette County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and 10th Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at the NW corner of the Lafayette County Courthouse grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1001 Main Street, Lexington MO 64067, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Russell, Majors and Waddell Pony Express Centennial Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 11, 2015
2. Russell, Majors and Waddell Pony Express Centennial Marker
distance of this marker. Replica of the Statue of Liberty (a few steps from this marker); Lafayette County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Lexington (within shouting distance of this marker); The Steamboat Saluda Disaster (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Morrison (approx. 0.2 miles away); Madonna of the Trail Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Library Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mount Vernon Foundation Stones (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Also see . . .
1. Pony Express National Historic Trail. (Submitted on November 24, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. National Pony Express Association. (Submitted on November 24, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Pony Express Timeline. (Submitted on November 24, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Pony Express Centennial Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 11, 2015
3. Pony Express Centennial Marker
Pony Express Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 11, 2015
4. Pony Express Markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 24, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 24, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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