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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Bates County, Missouri

Clickable Map of Bates County, Missouri and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Bates County, MO (23) Cass County, MO (40) Henry County, MO (7) St. Clair County, MO (8) Vernon County, MO (22) Linn County, KS (65) Miami County, KS (26)  BatesCounty(23) Bates County (23)  CassCounty(40) Cass County (40)  HenryCounty(7) Henry County (7)  St.ClairCounty(8) St. Clair County (8)  VernonCounty(22) Vernon County (22)  LinnCountyKansas(65) Linn County (65)  MiamiCounty(26) Miami County (26)
Butler is the county seat for Bates County
Adjacent to Bates County, Missouri
      Cass County (40)  
      Henry County (7)  
      St. Clair County (8)  
      Vernon County (22)  
      Linn County, Kansas (65)  
      Miami County, Kansas (26)  
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1 Missouri, Bates County, Adrian — Lt Charles Garrison Veterans MemorialAll Gave Some - Some Gave All
In memory of Veterans World War I and Veterans World War II The Perimeter The Perimeter is a place warriors will always seek- even for eternity. Just gaze out at our National Cemeteries, for out there, on the outer edge, . . . Map (db m81538) WM
2 Missouri, Bates County, Butler — “First Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry”They Fought Like Tigers
The 1st Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry fought and won the Battle of Island Mound, also known as The Battle at Fort Toothman on October 28 & 29, 1862 in Charlotte Township approx. 7.5 miles southwest of Butler. It is said to have been the only . . . Map (db m54126) HM WM
3 Missouri, Bates County, Butler — Arnold Post No. 46 Veterans Memorial
Duty Honor Country Well Done Be Thou At PeaceMap (db m46149) WM
4 Missouri, Bates County, Butler — Arnold Post No. 46 World War Memorial
In memory of the Veterans of the Great World War 1914 - 1918Map (db m46144) HM
5 Missouri, Bates County, Butler — Bates County World War I Memorial
In Memory of Our World War Veterans Unveiled under auspices of the American Legion Posts of Bates Co. May 30, 1927Map (db m39870) WM
6 Missouri, Bates County, Butler — Bates County, Missouri in 1862
Bates County was formed in 1841. Many early settlers came from Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee. The 1860 census listed a population of 6,765 with a slave population of 442. In 1862, the slave population had dropped greatly. Most Bates . . . Map (db m60614) HM
7 Missouri, Bates County, Butler — Battle of Island Mound Memorial
Here, on October 29, 1862 was the first crucible to test the mettle of formerly enslaved black men during the Civil War. Here, a group of volunteers faced battle with the certainty of only two outcomes - victory or death - for there would be . . . Map (db m60581) HM
8 Missouri, Bates County, Butler — Butler History Murals
1806 15 Ms. South of Butler Explorer Zebulon Pike Parley With Osage Chief 1863 Burning of Butler by Order No. 11 During the Civil War Where the Civil War Began Brother Against Brother Post Civil War Reconstruction [Mural . . . Map (db m39898) HM
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9 Missouri, Bates County, Butler — Butler Memorial Airport1963
Dedicated to those who served our nation in all warsMap (db m39912) WM
10 Missouri, Bates County, Butler — David Clayton Wolfe1864 - 1917
First Road Dragger in Bates County He lived for others. He tried to live a humble Christian. The Lord blessed his life and will continue to bless all who trust fully in Him.Map (db m46088) HM
11 Missouri, Bates County, Butler — Eugene S. Hurt Chapter 67 D.A.V. Veterans Memorial
In honor and respect to every veteran Dedicated by Disabled American Veterans Nov. 11, 1987Map (db m39868) WM
12 Missouri, Bates County, Butler — First Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry Regimental History
Most of the men of the First Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry were escaped slaves. Many fled to Kansas from farms and towns in Missouri or Arkansas to find freedom. Some may have been "stolen" in Jayhawk raids. Others in the regiment were . . . Map (db m65049) HM
13 Missouri, Bates County, Butler — North FieldWebster School 1900
Webster School was erected on this site in 1900. It was one of 3 schools to serve the East, West, & North neighborhoods. Known as North School, it was razed when the 3 grade schools were consolidated into Butler Elementary.Map (db m39907) HM
14 Missouri, Bates County, Butler — Order No. 11August 25, 1863 — Forced Evacuation and Burning of Bates County —
By 1863 the Union Army’s inability to control Confederate Guerrilla activity in western Missouri exploded. On August 25, 1863, Union General Thomas Ewing issued Order No. 11 four days after Quantrill’s Raid on Lawrence, Kansas. Residents in Bates . . . Map (db m74091) HM
15 Missouri, Bates County, Butler — Palace Office Building
The Palace Hotel Building was built in 1879 as part of the rebuilding of Butler after it was burned during the Civil War. It is a good example of high style Italianate architecture with elaborate bracketed cornice. It originally had an exterior . . . Map (db m39874) HM
16 Missouri, Bates County, Butler — Prairie Fire and the Battle of Island Mound
In the 1860s, the vast, rolling tallgrass prairies of the Osage Plains stretched for miles. Maintained by periodic fires for approximately 5,000 years before European settlement, prairie once covered approximately 78 percent of Bates County, Mo. . . . Map (db m60613) HM
17 Missouri, Bates County, Butler — Replica of the Statue of Liberty
With the faith and courage of their forefathers who made possible the freedom of these United States The Boy Scouts of America dedicate this copy of the Statue of Liberty as a pledge of everlasting fidelity and and loyalty The . . . Map (db m93626) HM
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18 Missouri, Bates County, Butler — The Battle of Island Mound
During the fall of 1862, Bates County had become a haven for guerrillas and Confederate recruiters. One of their favorite haunts was a marshy tract on the Marais-des-Cygnes River, southwest of Butler, known to locals as "Hog Island." On Oct. . . . Map (db m65050) HM
19 Missouri, Bates County, Butler — The Battle of Island Mound: A Demonstration to the Nation
African Americans saw the Civil War as a fight for their freedom. Early in the war, freed black men who tried to enlist in the Union Army were turned away. A 1792 Federal law still barred blacks from bearing arms for the U.S. Army. The U.S. . . . Map (db m60617) HM
20 Missouri, Bates County, Butler — The Toothman FarmHome to a Notorious Rebel Family
After the 1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed, pro-slavery Missourians and free-state Kansans fought over whether Kansas should enter the Union as a slave or free state. The fighting was so intense that the conflict was called "Bleeding . . . Map (db m60584) HM
21 Missouri, Bates County, Hume — Veterans Memorial
Erected Aug. 1, 1921 in memory of those who served in the Worlds War Rededicated August 1, 2001 in memory of all American veteransMap (db m84539) WM
22 Missouri, Bates County, Rich Hill — 33 — Harmony MissionAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site No. 33
[Front] Historic Harmony Mission, a school for the Indians of Missouri, once stood east of Rich Hill, on the north bank of the Osage River, near the centuries-old camping sites of the Great and Little Osage tribes. The mission was founded . . . Map (db m121349) HM
23 Missouri, Bates County, Rich Hill — The Town That Coal BuiltRich Hill, Missouri — "Big Mouth" —
Marion 8200-5 Walking Dragline "Midway Princess" Total Working Weight • 6,800,000 Pounds Boom Length • 275 Feet Boom Angle • 35 [degrees] Maximum Digging Depth • 125 Feet Operation Radius • 251 Feet Bucket Capacity • 73 . . . Map (db m72041) HM
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Oct. 1, 2023