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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Greene County, Missouri

 
Clickable Map of Greene County, Missouri and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Greene County, MO (137) Christian County, MO (7) Dade County, MO (5) Dallas County, MO (3) Lawrence County, MO (9) Polk County, MO (3) Webster County, MO (7)  GreeneCounty(137) Greene County (137)  ChristianCounty(7) Christian County (7)  DadeCounty(5) Dade County (5)  DallasCounty(3) Dallas County (3)  LawrenceCounty(9) Lawrence County (9)  PolkCounty(3) Polk County (3)  WebsterCounty(7) Webster County (7)
Springfield is the county seat for Greene County
Adjacent to Greene County, Missouri
      Christian County (7)  
      Dade County (5)  
      Dallas County (3)  
      Lawrence County (9)  
      Polk County (3)  
      Webster County (7)  
 
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1Missouri, Greene County, Ash Grove — First Permanent Home of Bank of Ash Grove, Mo — 1884 - 1932
On Main Street west of Calhoun Avenue (Road F), on the left when traveling west.
[Title is text]Map (db m79767) HM
2Missouri, Greene County, Ash Grove — Nathan Boone Cabin — Greene County Historic Site — Greene County Sesquicentennial, 1833 - 1963 —
Near State Highway V.
Log cabin completed by Nathan Boone about 1837Map (db m79815) HM
3Missouri, Greene County, Battlefield — A Union Plan / The Broken Pincer — Wilson's Creek
Near Tour Road, on the left when traveling south.
(Left Side): A Union Plan From this spot on August 10, 1861 the complicated fury of the battle of Wilson's Creek would have unfolded before your eyes. The large field in front of you is the south slope of Bloody Hill. Union troops . . . Map (db m35215) HM
4Missouri, Greene County, Battlefield — Battle's Beginning ... and End — Wilson's Creek
Near Tour Road, on the right when traveling north.
This Northern spur of Bloody Hill saw the beginning and end of the battle. In the days proceeding the fight, the field before you was the camp of the 1,200 cavalrymen of Colonel James Cawthorne's Missouri State Guard Brigade. At dawn on August . . . Map (db m35241) HM
5Missouri, Greene County, Battlefield — Bloody Hill — Wilson's Creek
On Tour Road, on the right when traveling north.
Fierce changes and countercharges led to heavy casualties on Bloody Hill. Considering the numbers of troops engaged, it was one of the bloodiest fights in the war. Union artillery batteries on this hill dueled with opposing batteries in the valley . . . Map (db m35240) HM
6Missouri, Greene County, Battlefield — XIV — Death of Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon
Near Tour Road, on the right when traveling north.
At or near this spot fell Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon Born Ashford, Conn. 1818 Graduated U.S Military Academy, 1841. Commander of the Federal forces In The Battle of Wilson Creek August 10, 1861 This marker is erected by The . . . Map (db m8113) HM
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7Missouri, Greene County, Battlefield — Fight in Ray's Cornfield — Wilson's Creek
Near Tour Road, on the left when traveling south.
John Ray watched the first stage of the Union defeat from the porch behind you. At 6:30 in the morning, August 10, 1861, soldiers appeared in his cornfield. The cornfield is the fenced high ground in front of you, just beyond Ray's springhouse. . . . Map (db m35199) HM
8Missouri, Greene County, Battlefield — Gibson's House Site — Wilson's Creek
Near Tour Road, on the right when traveling east.
An archaeological study is a lot like a detective story. In 1966 an archeological investigation uncovered many bits of evidence from the area in front of you - the remnants of John and Martha Gibson's home. Bone handled dinner service, pewter . . . Map (db m35146) HM
9Missouri, Greene County, Battlefield — Gibson's Mill — Wilson's Creek
On Tour Road, on the right when traveling east.
The mill and house of John Gibson once stood in the valley in front of you along Wilson Creek. On August 9, 1861, the day before the battle the Gibson family and their neighbors found themselves surrounded by more than 12,000 Confederate soldiers . . . Map (db m35142) HM
10Missouri, Greene County, Battlefield — Gibson's Mill Site — Wilson's Creek
Near Tour Road, on the right when traveling east.
In the summer of 1861, the small mill of John Gibson stood here. Although Confederate soldiers camped nearby and Union soldiers forded the stream here, the mill escaped the heavy fighting that raged just downstream. In 1966 archeologists discovered . . . Map (db m35147) HM
11Missouri, Greene County, Battlefield — Guibor's Battery — Wilson's Creek
On Tour Road, on the right when traveling north.
From this spot one can imagine the challenge which faced the Confederate army. Further up the hill in front of you, over 4,000 Union soldiers and 10 pieces of artillery were positioned to repulse any Southern effort to regain the high ground. On a . . . Map (db m35233) HM
12Missouri, Greene County, Battlefield — Price's Headquarters — Wilson's Creek
On Tour Road, on the right when traveling south.
Since August 6, 1861, thousands of Confederates had been camping in this area surrounding Major General Sterling Price's headquarters, waiting to attack the Union Army in Springfield. On the night of August 9, the long-awaited orders were issued. . . . Map (db m35213) HM
13Missouri, Greene County, Battlefield — Pulaski Arkansas Battery — Wilson's Creek
Near Tour Road, on the right when traveling south.
From this position the four cannon of the Pulaski Arkansas Battery supported Confederate infantry during the Battle of Wilson's Creek. Two artillerists were killed by opposing cannon shot here, and one was wounded by a minie ball. Despite the . . . Map (db m35204) HM
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14Missouri, Greene County, Battlefield — Pulaski Arkansas Battery — Wilson's Creek
On Tour Road, on the right when traveling south.
In the opening moments of the battle, Union infantry swept back Southern cavalry, over-running two camps and topping the crest of Bloody Hill. Nothing stood in the Federals' way. At the bottom of Bloody Hill lay the main Southern camp, virtually . . . Map (db m35210) HM
15Missouri, Greene County, Battlefield — Ray Springhouse — Wilson's Creek
On Tour Road, on the left when traveling south.
In the valley just below is a stone springhouse, part of the historic property of John Ray, whose house stands on the hill above you. The springhouse provided water, and also a cool place to store milk, eggs, butter, vegetables, and other . . . Map (db m35182) HM
16Missouri, Greene County, Battlefield — Rout of Sigel's Column — Wilson's Creek
On Tour Road, on the left when traveling west.
The Union strategy at Wilson's Creek called for a two-pronged surprise attack. General Lyon's main column with about 4,000 men would strike the Confederate camps from the north, while Col. Franz Sigel's brigade of about 1,200 men would attack from . . . Map (db m35229) HM
17Missouri, Greene County, Battlefield — Sigel's Attack — Wilson's Creek
On Tour Road, on the left when traveling west.
Here on the southern end of the battlefield, Union soldiers commanded by Col. Franz Sigel mounted a surprise attack on the Confederate camps. The battle plan called for Sigel to attack from the south, while General Lyon attacked from the north. On . . . Map (db m35223) HM
18Missouri, Greene County, Battlefield — Signs From The Past — Wilson's Creek
Near Tour Road, on the right when traveling east.
The surrounding young forest can tell us much. Agriculture has long dominated the landscape. Nearby, John Gibson's horsedrawn plow broke ground for an oat field. Later, tractors would shape and alter the countryside. In the course of this evolution . . . Map (db m35144) HM
19Missouri, Greene County, Battlefield — The Battle of Oak Hills — August 10, 1861
On State Highway ZZ, on the right when traveling north.
In early August, 1861 the Missouri State Guard under the command of Major General Sterling Price was camped along Wilson's Creek preparing to march into Springfield, Missouri ten miles northeast of their encampment. Shortly after 5:00 A.M. they . . . Map (db m35141) HM
20Missouri, Greene County, Battlefield — The Eye of the Storm — Wilson's Creek
Near Tour Road, on the right when traveling south.
On August 6, 1861, the Southern army entered this valley from your left on the Wire Road, the restored historic road in front of you. The soldiers camped on both sides of the creek for a mile or more upstream and downstream from this point. Here, . . . Map (db m35207) HM
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21Missouri, Greene County, Battlefield — The Ray Family — Wilson's Creek
Near Tour Road, on the left when traveling south.
The Ray House is the only park structure on its original site that dates back to the Battle of Wilson's Creek. Postmaster and farmer John Ray built it in the 1850s. For ten years it served as the Wilson's Creek Post Office, a stopping place on the . . . Map (db m35198) HM
22Missouri, Greene County, Battlefield — Way to the Mill — Wilson's Creek
Near Tour Road, on the right when traveling east.
Many before you... have traveled the path to the mill. Although our reasons have changed, the way to the mill has always been popular. In the days before supermarkets and, pre-packaged "ready-made" foods, families depended on small mills such as . . . Map (db m35143) HM
23Missouri, Greene County, Brookline — Missouri State Guard — Sons of Confederate Veterans
On West Farm Road 182.
This monument is respectfully dedicated to the men of the Missouri State Guard. The legally established militia of the state who first took up arms in 1861, and marching and fighting under the blue battle flag of their beloved Missouri. Did their . . . Map (db m61751) HM
24Missouri, Greene County, Fair Grove — Boegel and Hine Flour Mill — Wommack Mill
Near S. Main, 0 miles south of Missouri Highway 125, on the left when traveling south.
Built in 1883 and operated until 1969. It has significantly contributed to the history of Fair Grove and Greene County. Greene County Historic Sites Board April, 1987Map (db m64399) HM
25Missouri, Greene County, Fair Grove — Covered Bridge, Fair Grove, Missouri
On State Highway 125, 0.1 miles east of Main Street, on the right when traveling east.
In memory of all those in the military who gave their lives for our freedom.Map (db m64689) WM
26Missouri, Greene County, Republic — Armed Forces Memorial
Near Hines Street at Hampton Avenue.
This memorial is dedicated to the men and women who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America. Dedicated May 17, 1997 by Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States John C. Cox Post 4593, Republic, MOMap (db m63004) WM
27Missouri, Greene County, Republic — Springfield
On U.S. 60 at State Highway M, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 60.
(Front): Queen City of the Ozarks, settled in 1830 by Tennessee pioneers on what had been a Kickapoo, Osage, and Delaware Indian camping ground. Springfield was first called Campbell and Fulbright Springs after its first settlers. Rivalry . . . Map (db m35247) HM
28Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — "The Boy and The Man"
On Stan Musial Drive south of U.S. 60, on the right when traveling west.
Nationally renowned sports artist Amadee Wohlschlaeger of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in St. Louis, Missouri, conceptualized and designed "The Boy and The Man" in the form of a drawing in 1963 that was unveiled to the public in the August 18th . . . Map (db m72165) HM
29Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — 1971 Tumbler — Corten Steel
On Park Central Square west of South Avenue, on the left when traveling east.
Park Central Square was designed by renowned landscape architect Lawrence Halprin and his team in the early 1970s. The space was intended to be, in Halprin's words, "an active space for public assembly, devoted to pedestrians and their needs and . . . Map (db m174527) HM
30Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — A National Cemetery System — Springfield National Cemetery
On E. Seminole Street, on the right when traveling east.
Civil War Dead An estimated 700,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died in the Civil War between April 1861 and April 1865. As the death toll rose, the U.S. government struggled with the urgent but unplanned need to bury fallen Union . . . Map (db m162222) HM
31Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — American Veterans Memorial — Amvets
On East Drive just north of General Hogan Drive, on the left when traveling north.
. . . Map (db m162231) WM
32Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — Anthony "Tony" La Russa
Near East Stan Musial Drive south of U.S. 60.
Born October 4, 1944 in Tampa, FL To Tony and Oliva (Cuervo) La Russa Brother to Eva Married Elaine Coker on December 31, 1973 Father to Bianca and Devon Made big-league debut with Kansas City Athletics May 10, 1963 Played six . . . Map (db m173438) HM
33Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — Battle of Springfield — A State Divided: The Civil War in Missouri — Missouri Department of Natural Resources —
On Park Central East east of South Avenue, on the left when traveling east.
The Battle of Springfield This location is the approximate site of Fort No. 4. During the Civil War, this four-sided earthen fort served as the main defensive work during the Battle of Springfield. This battle occurred during the raid, or . . . Map (db m173594) HM
34Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — 1 — Battle of Springfield
On Park Central East at E St. Louis Street, on the left when traveling east on Park Central East.
On Jan. 6, 1863, Brig. Gen. John S. Marmaduke entered Missouri with nearly 2,600 men to attack Union supply lines and communications and to disrupt the Union thrust into northern Arkansas. Lightly garrisoned but with a vast store of military . . . Map (db m170770) HM
35Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — 10 — Battle of Springfield
On West Walnut Street at South Market Street, on the right when traveling east on West Walnut Street.
This point marks the farthest advance of the Confederates into the city. After finally routing the 72nd Enrolled Missouri Militia, Confederates were forming along Walnut Street for the final assault into the city when drums along Jordan Creek to the . . . Map (db m35920) HM
36Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — 11 — Battle of Springfield
On South Campbell Avenue at West Mt Vernon Street, on the right when traveling north on South Campbell Avenue.
After massing his troops near here in the late afternoon, Col. J.O. Shelby made a final effort to take Fort No. 4, the key to the Union line. The Confederates struck at sunset, but in desperate, nearly point-blank combat, the Union defenders . . . Map (db m170775) HM
37Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — 12 — Battle of Springfield
On John Q. Hammonds Parkway south of St. Louis Street, on the right when traveling north.
Across from this site stood Fort No. 5, the second largest of five forts built around Springfield. By January 8, 1863, the fort was only partially finished. It served only as a rallying point during the battle. From this point and along St. Louis . . . Map (db m79811) HM
38Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — 2 — Battle of Springfield
On South Avenue north of North Walnut Street, on the left when traveling north.
On this spot stood the two-story brick Methodist church converted by Federal authorities into the city arsenal. Pressed for manpower to defend Springfield against approaching Confederate raiders, Union Brig. Gen. Egbert B. Brown authorized Brigade . . . Map (db m170771) HM
39Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — 3 — Battle of Springfield
On South Avenue at West Mount Vernon Street, on the right when traveling south on South Avenue.
Just across South Avenue (behind you) stood Union Fort No. 4, a 160-foot earthen redoubt surrounded by a deep trench. During the night of Jan. 7-8, 1863, two 12-pound howitzers were placed in this fort. The gun barrels were found on the grounds of . . . Map (db m170778) HM
40Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — 5 — Battle of Springfield
On South Avenue north of Grand Street, on the right when traveling north.
Brig. Gen. John S. Marmaduke's Confederate cavalry raiders entered Missouri in three columns, for speed and secrecy. The largest of these, 1,600 men lauded as "Shelby's Brigade" under Col. J.O. Shelby, arrived near Springfield at dawn on Jan. 8, . . . Map (db m170782) HM
41Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — 6 — Battle of Springfield
On East Harrison Street west of South Jefferson Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
As the Confederates advance neared town, Union Brig. Gen. Egbert B. Brown belatedly realized that a dozen houses south and west of Fort No. 4 would block his fire. He immediately ordered the houses burned to deprive the enemy of cover, allowing . . . Map (db m170780) HM
42Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — 8 — Battle of Springfield
On West State Street west of South Campbell Street, on the right when traveling east.
In 1863, this was an area of one-story homes known as Dutchtown. On this spot stood a brick college building that had been converted into a military prison by the addition of a wooden stockade. Union forces inexplicably failed to garrison it, which . . . Map (db m170774) HM
43Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — 9 — Battle of Springfield
On South Main Avenue south of West Mt Vernon Street, on the right when traveling north.
Near this point the 250 men of the 72nd Enrolled Missouri Militia met the Confederates' afternoon attack. These local militiamen were from all walks of life. They had some military training but little experience, as they were only called to serve in . . . Map (db m170772) HM
44Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — Bob Broeg — Robert William Broeg (Rhymes With "Plague")
On Stan Musial Drive south of U.S. 60, on the right when traveling west.
Born in St. Louis, MO in 1918 to Robert and Alice Broeg Attended Cleveland High School and the University of Missouri - Columbia Married to the late Dorothy Carr Married to Lynette Anton since 1977 Associated Press Sportswriter in . . . Map (db m72135) HM
45Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — Bobby Bell
On Stan Musial Drive south of U.S. 60, on the right when traveling west.
Born in Shelby, NC in 1940 to Pink and Zannie Bell Attended Cleveland High School and the University of Minnesota Father to Tracie, Bobby, Jr., and Joshua Two-time All-American Linebacker/Defensive End at the University of Minnesota . . . Map (db m72110) HM
46Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — 18 — Butterfield Overland Stage
On Park Central North at Olive Street, on the left when traveling south on Park Central North.
Site of Gen. Nicholas Smith's tavern on Boonville Road, earliest outlet of Springfield, also station of Butterfield Stage Route carrying first overland mail from St. Louis to Pacific Coast. Government subsidy $600,000 yearly. First mail left St. . . . Map (db m43089) HM
47Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — Charles Graham "Charlie" Spoonhour
Near East Stan Musial Drive south of U.S. 60.
Born June 23, 1939 Father to Jay & Stephen Married Vicki Korner August 7, 1987 Died February 1, 2012 College basketball coach with 578-265 record including 373-202 in 19 NCAA seasons & directed his teams to 12 NCAA Division I . . . Map (db m173550) HM
48Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — Cheryl Burnett
Near East Stan Musial Drive south of U.S. 60.
Born June 13, 1958 in Centralia, Missouri Daughter of Harold and Shirley Burnett Sister to Greg Burnett and Jeanne (Burnett) Dorr Aunt to Joy (Dorr) Bittle, Dustin Dorr and Holly (Dorr) Hopson Graduated from Centralia High School in . . . Map (db m173544) HM
49Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — Civil War Entrenchments
On Drury Lane, on the left when traveling north.
. . . Map (db m79800) HM
50Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — Civil War Orphans' Home
On East Sunshine Street at South Jefferson Avenue, on the right when traveling west on East Sunshine Street.
(front:) The ravages of the American Civil War (1861-1865) left a large population of orphaned and half-orphaned children roaming the countryside in need of homes. Springfield was fortunate to have a civic-minded citizen named Mary . . . Map (db m173554) HM
51Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — Coach Norm Stewart — "Stormin' Norman"
Near East Stan Musial Drive south of U.S. 60.
Norman Stewart was born January 20, 1935 in Shelby County, Missouri. In 1952, he enrolled at the University of Missouri, becoming a standout in both basketball and baseball for the Tigers. Stewart was a two-time team captain, and all-Big Seven . . . Map (db m173442) HM
52Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — Confederate Burials In The National Cemetery — Confederate Cemetery — Springfield National Cemetery —
Near East Seminole Street at South Waverly Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
The Confederate Cemetery After the Civil War, women's groups in the South, known collectively as Ladies' Memorial Associations (LMA), undertook efforts to consolidate the remains of Confederate soldiers. In 1866, a group of women in . . . Map (db m162236) HM
53Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — Dan Dierdorf
On Stan Musial Drive south of U.S. 60, on the right when traveling west.
Born June 29, 1949 in Canton, Ohio to John and Evelyn Dierdorf Married to Debbie Grzywacz on November 2, 1979 Father to Dan, Kristen, Dana and Katherine Played at the University of Michigan where he was named to seven All-American Teams . . . Map (db m72214) HM
54Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — Dedicated to the Loving Memory of Dr. R. Fred Schweitzer
On Park Central Norht near Park Central Square, on the right when traveling east.
Near this spot, the famous Wild Bill Hickok - Davis Tutt gunfight occurred on July 21, 1865. Tutt met his end and Wild Bill lived to fight many other days Dedicated to the Loving Memory of Dr. R. Fred Schweitzer (1943-1996) The . . . Map (db m173556) HM
55Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — Don Faurot
On Stan Musial Drive south of U.S. 60, on the right when traveling west.
Born in Mountain Grove, MO, in 1902 to Frederick W. and Charlotte Faurot Attended Mountain Grove High School and University of Missouri-Columbia Married to Mary Davidson Father to Jane, Aileen, and Julie Blue-Gray Game Hall of Fame . . . Map (db m72211) HM
56Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — Dorrel "Whitey" Herzog
On Stan Musial Drive south of U.S. 60, on the right when traveling west.
Born November 9, 1931 in New Athens, IL to Edgar and Lietta (Fanke) Herzog Married to Mary Lou Sinn on February 8, 1953 Father to Debra, David and Jim Batted .285 while playing for the New York Yankees' Minor League club, the Joplin . . . Map (db m72158) HM
57Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — Dr. Mary Jo Wynn
Near East Stan Musial Drive south of U.S. 60.
Born December 24, 1931 in Hartville, Missouri To William Thomas and Tina (Russell) Wynn Sister to Jewell, Virginia, Marie, Lena, Tom Jr. and Russell Graduated from Hartville High School in 1949, Southwest Missouri State College (now . . . Map (db m173449) HM
58Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — Edwin T. "Ned" Reynolds
Near East Stan Musial Drive south of U.S. 60.
Born in 1941 in Haddonfield, New Jersey Son to William and Edwina Reynolds A brother to Bill and Jack Father to Stephanie Hasse, grandfather to Jacob and Sylvia Hasse First appeared on TV at age 14 on NBC's "The Today Show" . . . Map (db m173441) HM
59Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — Fairbanks Hall — Drury University
On N. Benton Ave., 0.1 miles north of E. Central, on the right when traveling north.
On this spot stood the building in which Drury College opened September, 25, 1873.Map (db m67271) HM
60Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — Fairbanks Hall
On Benton Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Erected in 1876, stood 15 feet from this site until 1978. The hall was given to Drury by Mr. Charles Fairbanks of Tunbridge Wells, England as a memorial to his son, Walter. Fairbanks served Drury proudly as a home for over two thousand Drury . . . Map (db m79804) HM
61Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — 15 — First Cabin in Springfield
On College Street near New Avenue, on the left when traveling west.
About February, 1830, William Fulbright erected, near this spot, the first cabin built on the site of the present city of Springfield. At the same time, A. J. Burnett built a pole cabin near the natural well, and John Fulbright another near Jones' . . . Map (db m43086) HM
62Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — 9 — First Church In Greene County
On National Avenue near Calhoun Street, on the left when traveling north.
585 feet southwest first church, Methodist Episcopal, in southwest Missouri was located in 1833. Size 18 x 20 feet, built of logs, puncheon floor and seats. Cost 18 dollars. Rev. Jas. H. Slavens, M.D., first pastor over White River and St. Francis . . . Map (db m43150) HM
63Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — 19 — First Post Office in Springfield
On Jefferson Avenue at Walnut Street, on the right when traveling south on Jefferson Avenue.
Near this spot was located the first post office in Springfield, in a one story, hewed log cabin, occupied by John Polk Campbell, who was appointed postmaster, Jan. 3, 1834. Mail was brought on horseback twice a month from Harrison's Store, on . . . Map (db m43120) HM
64Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — 6 — First School-House in Greene County
On Mount Vernon Street near Wabash Avenue, on the left when traveling west.
225 feet south of this spot the first school-house in Greene County was built by pioneers 1831. Small cabin, logs cut out for window and door openings. No shutter, door or chimney. Dirt floor. Three-legged benches. First teacher, Joseph Rountree. . . . Map (db m43064) HM
65Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — First Springfield Railroad
On East Commercial Street west of North Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
West of this marker 480 feet a construction train of South Pacific Railroad ~~ now St. Louis-San Francisco Railway (Frisco) ~~ pulled into new town of North Springfield at 3 P.M., April 21, 1870. First passenger train, with state and railroad . . . Map (db m170811) HM
66Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — 7 — First Store in Greene County
On Olive Street near Jefferson Street, on the left when traveling east.
Site of first store in southwest Greene County, a little log cabin, supplied with goods from Boonville, Missouri, 1831, and conducted by Junius T. Campbell, brother of John P. Campbell, founder of Springfield. Marker erected 1921 by Reps Dry Goods . . . Map (db m43088) HM
67Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — Garvin "Gary" Filbert
On Stan Musial Drive south of U.S. 60, on the right when traveling west.
Born June 7, 1929 in St. Joseph, MO to Harold and Fern Filbert Married to Glenda Hall on March 26, 1983 Father to Scott, Laura, Lisa, Preston, Lydia, Brian and Brent Filbert, Michael and Terry Dodson, and Chris Boettcher Lettered in . . . Map (db m72166) HM
68Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — Gary R. Pinkel
Near East Stan Musial Drive south of U.S. 60.
Born on April 27, 1952 in Akron, Ohio Son of George and Gay (Robbins) Pinkel Father to Erin, Geoff and Blake Married Missy Martinette on June 27, 2015 Kenmore High School - Akron, Ohio, graduate and All-City wide receiver 1969 Kenmore . . . Map (db m173552) HM
69Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — Gene Verlon Bess
Near East Stan Musial Drive south of U.S. 60.
Born March 3, 1935 to Hobson and Maude (Cramer) Bess Married to Nelda (McCann) Bess on May 27, 1961 Father to Garron, Janell and Brian Grandfather to Taylor, Kolby, Kiley and Bryelle 1953 graduate of Oak Ridge H.S., where he played . . . Map (db m173546) HM
70Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — George Howard Brett
On Stan Musial Drive south of U.S. 60, on the right when traveling west.
Born in Glen Dale, WV in 1953 to Jack and Ethel Brett Attended El Segundo (CA) High School Married Leslie Davenport in 1992 Father to Jackson, Dylan, and Robin Spent his entire 21-year Major League career in Kansas City Only . . . Map (db m72136) HM
71Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — Gettysburg Address — Abraham Lincoln — 1809 - 1865 —
On East Chestnut Expressway at Barnes Avenue, on the right when traveling west on East Chestnut Expressway.
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that . . . Map (db m79808) HM WM
72Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — Gillioz Theater
On Park Central East, on the left when traveling east.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m43095) HM
73Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — Henry "Hank" Louis Stram
On Stan Musial Drive south of U.S. 60, on the right when traveling west.
Born in Chicago, IL in 1923 to Henry and Nellie Wilszek Attended Lew Wallace High School and Purdue University Married Phyllis Persha in 1953 Father to Hank Jr., Dale, Stu, Julia Gary, and Mary Nell Head Coach and Vice President . . . Map (db m72130) HM
74Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — Historic Washington Avenue Baptist Church
On Bob Barker Boulevard at Drury Lane, on the right when traveling west on Bob Barker Boulevard.
This church is the second home of Springfield's oldest African-American congregation. It was constructed in 1885 on a site 200 feet due south of here, between Brower Street and Chestnut Expressway. In 2000, Drury University purchased a new home for . . . Map (db m170812) HM
75Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — 21 — History of Springfield Public Square — Now Park Central Square — 1835-1970 —
Near Park Central Square west of E St. Louis Street.
1835 - John Polk Campbell plans Green County seat and donates 50 acres of land for townsite, including 2 acres for Public Square. 1836 - First courthouse, of two story red brick, built in center of square. 1858 - Butterfield Overland . . . Map (db m174517) HM
76Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — XIII — Indian Mounds
These mounds mark the site of pre-historic Indian homes. They are believed to represent the remains of thatch-roofed circular adobe huts, similar to those now built by the Mandan Indians. Thousands of similar mounds are widely scattered in groups . . . Map (db m79805) HM
77Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — Jack Buck
On Stan Musial Drive south of U.S. 60, on the right when traveling west.
Born in Holyoke, MA, in 1924 to Earle and Kathleen Buck Attended Lakewood High School and Ohio State University Married to Carole Lintzenich Father to Beverly, Jack Jr., Christine, Bonnie, Dan, Betsy, Joe, and Julie St. Louis . . . Map (db m72090) HM
78Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — Jackie Marie Stiles
On Stan Musial Drive south of U.S. 60, on the right when traveling west.
Born in Kansas City, Kansas to Pat and Pam Stiles Attended Claflin High School, Claflin, KS and Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, MO USA Today and Parade High School All-American First Teams - 1997 Missouri Valley . . . Map (db m72108) HM
79Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — Jerry Hughes
Near East Stan Musial Drive south of U.S. 60.
Born February 12, 1949 in Boonville, MO To Jim Frank and Eleanor (Smith) Hughes Married to Victoria (Dinkel) Hughes December 26, 1992 Father to Greg, Chad, Parker, and Ashley Three-year golf letterman for University of Central . . . Map (db m173451) HM
80Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — Jewell Theater
On South Jefferson Avenue at East McDaniel Street, on the right when traveling south on South Jefferson Avenue.
On this site stood the Jewell Theater. Originally known as the Jefferson. Erected ca. 1910 by Harry S. Jewell this was the home of the nationally telecast Ozark Jubilee seen on ABC-TV from 1954 thru 1960. Starring musical legend Clyde Red Foley the . . . Map (db m170751) HM
81Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — John Jordan "Buck" O'Neil
On Stan Musial Drive south of U.S. 60, on the right when traveling west.
Born in Carrabelle, FL in 1911 to John Sr. and Luella O’Neil Attended Edward Waters College Married Ora Lee Owen in 1946 Played for the Kansas City Monarchs from 1938-1943 Managed for the Kansas City Monarchs from 1948-1955 Served . . . Map (db m72094) HM
82Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — John Kadlec
On U.S. 60 at Kingswood Drive, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 60.
Born October 23, 1928 in St. Louis, MO to Frank and Lillian (Onder) Kadlec Married to Mary Agnes “Dolly” Jacobi on February 3, 1951 Father to Judy, Peggy, John and Joan Graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic High School, earning . . . Map (db m72215) HM
83Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — John Q. Hammons
On Stan Musial Drive south of U.S. 60, on the right when traveling west.
Born in Fairview, MO in 1919 to James O. and Hortense (Bass) Hammons Attended Fairview Schools and Southwest Missouri Teachers College Married Juanita K. Baxter in 1949 Entered into hotel development in 1958 by purchasing 10 Holiday . . . Map (db m72091) HM
84Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — John Smith Phelps / Phelps Homesite — 1814-1866
On East Brookside Drive at South Virginia Avenue, on the left when traveling east on East Brookside Drive.
John Smith Phelps This statesman, as a representative in Congress (1844-1862), helped establish the first Overland Mail. During the Civil War he organized and commanded the "Phelps Regiment", a Home Guard unit, and served as military . . . Map (db m170894) HM
85Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — John T. Woodruff — First President of the U.S./66 Highway Association — November 11, 1926 —
On Park Central East at Jefferson Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Park Central East.
On April 30, 1926, a group of businessmen led by Cy Avery of Tulsa and John T. Woodruff of Springfield, sent a telegram from Springfield to the Bureau of Public Roads in Washington, D.C. with the suggestion of "66" as a number for the new . . . Map (db m170898) HM
86Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — John V. "Pete" Adkins
Near East Stan Musial Drive south of U.S. 60.
Born September 9, 1924 in Wellsville, Missouri To John and Myrtle (Frisbie) Adkins Married Lorraine (Fenner) on June 12, 1948 Father to Mike, Terry and Danny Served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1946 Earned undergraduate degree from . . . Map (db m173433) HM
87Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — Jon Thomas Sundvold
Near East Stan Musial Drive south of U.S. 60.
Born July 2, 1961 Son of Robert & Rachel (Quien) Sundvold Married to Tamara Gilmore, June 28, 1986 Father to Wilson, Caroline, Anna Kate 1979 graduate of Blue Springs High School 6-foot-2 guard scored 2,157 points for Blue Springs . . . Map (db m173445) HM
88Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — Kentwood Hall Renovation
On East Saint Louis Street east of South Kimbrough Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
Southwest Missouri State University used a college housing loan from the United States Department of Education to purchase Kentwood Hall, formerly the Kentwood Arms Hotel, from the Kentwood Arms Hotel Company. The SMSU Board of Regents authorized . . . Map (db m173595) HM
89Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — 11 — Kickapoo Indian Village
On Madison Street at South Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Madison Street.
From approximately 1812 to 1832 a Kickapoo Indian village occupied the site bounded on the north by Madison, west by Campbell, south by Grand and east by Jefferson. 100 wigwams clustered around a spring formerly situated 250 feet southwest of this . . . Map (db m43126) HM
90Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — Lamar Hunt
On Stan Musial Drive south of U.S. 60, on the right when traveling west.
Born in Eldorado, Ar. in 1932 to Lyda Bunker Hunt and Haroldson Layfayette [sic] Hunt Graduated from the Hill School in Pottstown, Pa. and Southern Methodist University Married Norma Lynn Knobel in 1964 Father of Lamar, Jr., Sharron . . . Map (db m72115) HM
91Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — Len Dawson
On Stan Musial Drive south of U.S. 60, on the right when traveling west.
Born in Alliance, OH, in 1935 to James and Annie Dawson Attended Alliance High School and Purdue University Married to Linda Father to Lisa and Lenny Missouri Sports Hall of Fame – 1994 Pro Football Hall of Fame – 1987 . . . Map (db m72210) HM
92Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — Louis Clark Brock
On Stan Musial Drive south of U.S. 60, on the right when traveling west.
Born in El Dorado, AR in 1939 to Maud and Paralee Brock From Age Two grew up in Collonston, LA Attended Union High School and Southern University Married to Jacqueline Gaitor Father to Wanda, Lou, Jr., Emory and Daniel Led Southern . . . Map (db m72157) HM
93Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — Lynching in America / The Lynchings of Horace B. Duncan, Fred Coker and William Allen — Community Remembrance Project
On Park Central Square east of South Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
Lynching in America Thousands of black people were the victims of lynching in the United States between 1877 and 1950. The lynching of African Americans during this era was a form of racial terrorism intended to intimidate black people and . . . Map (db m173592) HM
94Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — Maple Park Gazebo
Near West Grand Street at South Avenue.
Built as a bandstand and shelter for public speakers, this gazebo long has been an ornamental Springfield landmark. The Maple Park Cemetery Association was organized in 1876. The gazebo was built late in the 19th century.Map (db m170816) HM
95Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — Mary Whitney Phelps — 1812-1878
On East Brookside Drive at South Virginia Avenue, on the left when traveling east on East Brookside Drive.
Born to a sea captain in Portland, Maine, this energetic redhead was orphaned at a young age when her father died at sea and her mother died soon thereafter. Mary wed John Smith Phelps, a young lawyer, in Simsbury, Connecticut, in 1837. The . . . Map (db m170896) HM
96Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — Missouri Soldiers Memorial C.S.A — Major General Sterling Price — Springfield National Cemetery —
Near East Seminole Street at South Waverly Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
(Side 1) To the memory of the Missouri Soldier in the army of the Confederate States of America Major General Sterling Price (Side 2) Those who die for a right principle do not die in vain. (Side 3) Erected . . . Map (db m162226) WM
97Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — Navy Seabees Memorial
Near East Drive just north of General Hogan Drive, on the left when traveling north.
With willing hearts and skillful hands the difficult we do at once The impossible takes a bit longer Seabees Can DoMap (db m162234) WM
98Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — Norman E. Stewart
On Stan Musial Drive south of U.S. 60, on the right when traveling west.
Born in Leonard, MO in 1935 to Kenneth and Leona Stewart Attended Shelbyville High School and the University of Missouri - Columbia Married to Virginia Zimmerley Father to Jeffrey, Lindsey Scott, and Laura All-State High School . . . Map (db m72129) HM
99Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — Osborne Earl "Ozzie" Smith
On Stan Musial Drive south of U.S. 60, on the right when traveling west.
Born December 26, 1954, in Mobile, Alabama to Clovis and Marvella (Pugh) Smith Father to Osborne II, Dustin and Taryn Played for the San Diego Padres from 1978-1981 and for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1982-1996 Fifteen Time National . . . Map (db m72212) HM
100Missouri, Greene County, Springfield — Pearl Harbor Memorial
On East Drive just north of General Hogan Drive, on the left when traveling north.
In memory of members of the U.S. Military forces who gave their lives during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and other military installations on Dec. 7, 1941 a date that will live in infamy. Remember Pearl Harbor keep America . . . Map (db m162232) WM

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Feb. 2, 2023