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Pilot Knob 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° 37.688′ N, 90° 39.001′ W. Marker is in Pilot Knob, Missouri, in Iron County. Marker is on N. McCune Street 0.2 miles north of Cedar Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pilot Knob MO 63663, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 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); a different marker also named Battle of Pilot Knob (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fort Davidson (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Pilot Knob (approx. ¾ mile away); The Doomed Assault
Caledonia-Potosi Road and The Arcadia Valley Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 14, 2016
2. Caledonia-Potosi Road and The Arcadia Valley Markers
View to southwest from N. McCune Street
(approx. ¾ mile away); The Struggle for the Mountains (approx. ¾ mile away); The Moat (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pilot Knob.
 
More about this marker. The marker is one of 16 Missouri red granite historical markers interpreting the Battle of Pilot Knob and is Marker #16 on the Battle of Pilot Knob Driving Tour. An identical marker is located at the south end of the valley at Arcadia.
 
Also see . . .  Tour: The Battle of Pilot Knob. A detailed virtual tour of the battle from The Civil War Muse. (Submitted on October 29, 2016.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 104 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 29, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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