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Arcadia in Iron County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Battle of Pilot Knob

The Arcadia Valley

 
 
Battle of Pilot Knob — The Arcadia Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 14, 2016
1. Battle of Pilot Knob — The Arcadia Valley Marker
Inscription. The three towns of Arcadia, Ironton, and Pilot Knob are located in the Arcadia Valley. The valley’s iron mining industry helped spur population growth and led the St. Louis & Iron Mt. Railroad to extend its tracks to Pilot Knob in 1858. The strategic nature of the railroad terminus and supply depot then situated in Pilot Knob explains the presence of Union forces in the valley during the Civil War and why the Battle of Pilot Knob was fought.
 
Location. 37° 35.327′ N, 90° 37.085′ W. Marker is in Arcadia, Missouri, in Iron County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 72 and Thompson Road, on the left when traveling west on State Highway 72. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Arcadia MO 63621, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Battle of Pilot Knob (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Pilot Knob (approx. half a mile away); General Grant Commission Commemorative (approx. ¾ mile away); War In The Arcadia Valley (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Pilot Knob
The Arcadia Valley and Russellville Junction Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 14, 2016
2. The Arcadia Valley and Russellville Junction Markers
(approx. 0.8 miles away); VFW Post 5527 Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Iron County - The "Birthplace of 4-H" in Missouri (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Pilot Knob (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arcadia.
 
More about this marker. The marker is one of 16 Missouri red granite historical markers interpreting the Battle of Pilot Knob and is Marker #2 on the Battle of Pilot Knob Driving Tour. An identical marker is located at the north end of the valley at Pilot Knob.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site. Official website of this state park. (Submitted on October 26, 2016.) 

2. Tour: The Battle of Pilot Knob. A detailed virtual tour of the battle from The Civil War Muse. (Submitted on October 26, 2016.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Markers Near the Russellville Junction image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 14, 2016
3. Markers Near the Russellville Junction
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 114 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 26, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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