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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Callaway County, Missouri

Clickable Map of Callaway 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> Callaway County, MO (39) Audrain County, MO (15) Boone County, MO (43) Cole County, MO (56) Montgomery County, MO (13) Osage County, MO (4)  CallawayCounty(39) Callaway County (39)  AudrainCounty(15) Audrain County (15)  BooneCounty(43) Boone County (43)  ColeCounty(56) Cole County (56)  MontgomeryCounty(13) Montgomery County (13)  OsageCounty(4) Osage County (4)
Fulton is the county seat for Callaway County
Adjacent to Callaway County, Missouri
      Audrain County (15)  
      Boone County (43)  
      Cole County (56)  
      Montgomery County (13)  
      Osage County (4)  
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1 Missouri, Callaway County, Calwood — Battle of Moore's Mill Memorial
In memory of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice at the Battle of Moore's Mill July 28, 1862 USA 9th MO Cavalry MSM John Richard Baker (K) Co F 9th MO Cavalry MSM Pvt Lewis Snowden •(K) Co I Merrills Horse Pvt John H . . . Map (db m212624) WM
2 Missouri, Callaway County, Calwood — Jones Tan Yard - 1820Boone's Lick Road
Marked by the Daughters of the American Revolution and the State of Missouri Map (db m207950) HM
3 Missouri, Callaway County, Calwood — Old Auxvasse CemeteryMissouri's Civil War
Old Auxvasse Presbyterian is one of the oldest congregations west of the Mississippi. But this hill on which the congregation first met in 1828 in a log church earlier hosted travelers along the Trial, some of whom likely were buried here before the . . . Map (db m216974) HM
4 Missouri, Callaway County, Calwood — The Battle of Moore's Mill
Here on the afternoon of July 28, 1862, some 400 recruits and guerrillas from north Missouri led by Colonel Joseph C. Porter, C.S.A., ambushed 730 Union troops under Colonel Odon Guitar of the Ninth Missouri Cavalry. After several hours of fierce . . . Map (db m207952) HM
5 Missouri, Callaway County, Calwood — The Battle of Moore's MillMissouri's Civil War — 1861-1865 —
The July 28, 1862, Battle of Moore's Mill opened about one-eighth mile south along the Moore's Mill-Galbreath Mill road, near today's State Road JJ. This area then was heavily timbered. Lying in ambush east of the road were about 260 . . . Map (db m207957) HM
6 Missouri, Callaway County, Calwood — The Battle of Moore's Mill
Combat Operations at Moore's Mill Pursued by more than 700 mounted troops under Union Col. Odon Guitar about 260 Confederate horsemen under Col. Joseph C. Porter enter the vicinity of Moore's Mill (now Calwood) on Monday morning, July . . . Map (db m207958) HM
7 Missouri, Callaway County, Calwood — The Battle of Moore's Mill Mass Grave
Due to the heat and decomposition of the bodies the day after the battle, Union Col. Oden Guitar ordered a mass grave dug. Elijah Hopper of Co. F, 9th Missouri Militia, stated in a 1908 letter, "We collected our dead - both sides - after the . . . Map (db m207959) HM
8 Missouri, Callaway County, Fulton — Alpha Delta of Beta Theta PiHistoric Greek Chapter
The Alpha Delta Chapter of Beta Theta Pi was chartered by its General Fraternity on March 5, 1868. Alpha Delta Chapter of Beta Theta Pi is the oldest chapter of any collegiate fraternity or sorority in continuous existence west of the . . . Map (db m119020) HM
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9 Missouri, Callaway County, Fulton — Boone's Rock
Originally located on a bluff on Stinson Creek in northwest Fulton, about 200 yards north of the Boone's Lick Trail, this rock bears the name D. Boone with the date 1801 and an arrow pointing due west.Map (db m69693) HM
10 Missouri, Callaway County, Fulton — Callaway County Men at WarMissouri's Civil War
The Civil War divided Missouri, but in Callaway County more soldiers served with the pro-Southern Missouri State Guard (MSG), the Confederate Army or irregular partisans. The MSG was a state-sanctioned force, organized in May 1861 to defend . . . Map (db m70386) HM
11 Missouri, Callaway County, Fulton — Captain James Callaway
Sacred to the memory of Captain James Callaway, who sacrificed his life in the defense of his country, and who fell in the same battle in which McMullin, McDermid and Houchins were killed. Captain James Callaway, raised and . . . Map (db m70383) HM WM
12 Missouri, Callaway County, Fulton — Fulton
This is a two sided marker Side A: Fulton was founded here in the Little Dixie Region of Missouri, 1825, to replace the poorly located Elizabeth as seat of Callaway County. Named for a grandson of Daniel Boone and War of 1812 . . . Map (db m78757) HM
13 Missouri, Callaway County, Fulton — Fulton - 1824Boone's Lick Road
Marked by the Daughters of the American Revolution and the State of Missouri 1913Map (db m118981) HM
14 Missouri, Callaway County, Fulton — Fulton Country ClubStinson Creek Trail
In 1916, forty Fulton businessmen decided to create a country club. They purchased forty acres near town from the estate of Mrs. Elkanah Smith. Renovations, which were supervised by General M.F. Bell, transformed the Smith farmhouse, originally . . . Map (db m207735) HM
15 Missouri, Callaway County, Fulton — Memorial Park
Dedicated in 1922 to the Soldiers, Sailors & Marines of Callaway Co. who served their country in the World War of 1917-1918 and whose names now appear on bronze tablets in the Callaway Co. Court House. This ground was acquired in 1921, through . . . Map (db m69665) HM WM
16 Missouri, Callaway County, Fulton — President Robert L. D. Davidson1909 - 1998
Dedicated to the highest principles, President Robert L. D. "Larry" Davidson was a leader of character during times of both prosperity and adversity. As the 15th president of Westminster College, Davidson passionately invested in students, . . . Map (db m70395) HM
17 Missouri, Callaway County, Fulton — Robertson Historic DistrictHistoric Fulton Missouri
Rev. William W. Robertson, (1807-1894), Presbyterian minister and educator, established Fulton Female Seminary (1850) on W 7th Street, originally known as Seminary Street. Rev. Robertson founded Westminster College in 1853.Map (db m70423) HM
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18 Missouri, Callaway County, Fulton — The Berlin Wall
Following the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945, the country was divided into four zones of occupation by the World War II Allies. The United States, Great Britain, France and the Soviet Union. Berlin, located deep within the Soviet zone also was . . . Map (db m59080) HM
19 Missouri, Callaway County, Fulton — The National Winston Churchill Museum
Commemorates Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech delivered at Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri on March 5, 1946, in which he warned: "From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an IRON CURTAIN has descended across the Continent. . . . Map (db m59085) HM
20 Missouri, Callaway County, Fulton — The Winston Churchill Memorial and Library
The Church of St. Mary Aldermanbury first mentioned in 1181, destroyed by the Great Fire of London in 1666, rebuilt by Christopher Wren, destroyed by bombing in 1940. The remaining fabric removed to Westminster College in 1966 and restored as this . . . Map (db m59087) HM
21 Missouri, Callaway County, Fulton — War Comes to Westminster CollegeMissouri's Civil War
"The Columns" atop this hill are the venerated remains of Westminster College's original academic building, Westminster Hall, destroyed by fire in 1909. Founded in 1851, Westminster was one of the few Missouri colleges to function in some fashion . . . Map (db m70437) HM
22 Missouri, Callaway County, Fulton — War Memorial
This gun was placed here by Callaway Post 2657, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, and the City of Fulton, in honor of the Callaway men and women who served their country in all of its wars.Map (db m69667) WM
23 Missouri, Callaway County, Fulton — War Memorial
In honored memory of those from Callaway County who gave their lives in the service of our country. They joined an unbroken line of patriots who died, that liberty, freedom and justice might live and grow. Erected May 29, 1989 [Rolls of . . . Map (db m69691) WM
24 Missouri, Callaway County, Fulton — Westminster College Columns
"A reminder of the historic past and a symbol of strength for the future." The Columns of Old Westminster Hall, built in 1858, preserved after the Fire of 1909, repaired by the Class of 1927 and rebuilt in 1972 by many loyal alumni. . . . Map (db m70419) HM
25 Missouri, Callaway County, Fulton — Westminster Hall Threshold1911 - 1974
Stepping stone to knowledge for more than 8,000 Westminster menMap (db m70415) HM
26 Missouri, Callaway County, Fulton — William Chrisman Swope Memorial ChapelErected A.D. 1917-1918
In memory of William Chrisman Swope 1878 - 1909 Graduated from Westminster 1900 Faithful to every duty, self-sacrificing and helpful. A loyal officer in his church, a sincere and devout Christian ————— . . . Map (db m70421) HM
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27 Missouri, Callaway County, Fulton — Winston Churchill's “Iron Curtain” SpeechWestminster College Gymnasium
In this building 5 March 1946 the Right Honorable Winston Churchill Wartime Prime Minister of Great Britain delivered his "Iron Curtain" Speech having been introduced by Harry S. Truman President of the United . . . Map (db m70417) HM
28 Missouri, Callaway County, Jefferson City — Bicentennial Monument
Cole County, Missouri Established November 16, 1820 Dedicated in this bicentennial year to those who have given life to Cole County, from the generations of Ancient Ones before the settlers of European and African lineage who formed our . . . Map (db m169397) HM
29 Missouri, Callaway County, Jefferson City — History of Jefferson City Area
1826 Cedar City's Prosperity The town Hibernia exists in post office records from 1825. A wilder and wider Missouri River was a half mile closer then, and many people arrived by steamboat. While laying out a new town in 1872, David Kenney . . . Map (db m169401) HM
30 Missouri, Callaway County, Jefferson City — Jefferson City & Fulton Points of Interest
Missouri State Capitol and Museum The Missouri State Capitol, built in 1918 of Carthage marble and standing 262 feet high, is a majestic site. On the first floor is the Missouri State Museum with one wing dedicated to the history of . . . Map (db m169402) HM
31 Missouri, Callaway County, Jefferson City — Katy Trail State Park
Here at the North Jefferson Trail Head, on Sept. 29, 1996, the east and west sections of the Katy Trail were joined, forging the final link uniting St. Charles and Sedalia via Katy Trail State Park.Map (db m169404) HM
32 Missouri, Callaway County, Jefferson City — Lewis and Clark in Missouri
Missouri was a beginning and end for the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Planned by President Thomas Jefferson and carried out by the two captains and a large crew, the expedition is a keystone American event. When the United States took ownership of . . . Map (db m169398) HM
33 Missouri, Callaway County, Jefferson City — Missouri State Parks
From the time of the Louisiana Purchase and the expedition of Lewis and Clark, the 19th century saw Missouri and the nation journey from a rural frontier to an urban industrialized society. The dawn of the 20th century saw the recognition of a . . . Map (db m169403) HM
34 Missouri, Callaway County, Jefferson City — N. Jefferson to HartsburgPoints of Interest
The distance from North Jefferson to Hartsburg is 10.4 miles. The trail passes through Claysville (milepost 149.8) and crosses Turkey, Cedar and Slate creeks. Bluffs are on the right side and a wide variety of habitats including farms and . . . Map (db m169399) HM
35 Missouri, Callaway County, Jefferson City — N. Jefferson to TebbettsPoints of Interest Reported damaged
The distance from North Jefferson to Tebbetts is 12 miles. The trail passes through Wainwright (milepost 137.6), which was named after a St. Louis financier who helped establish the Missouri, Kansas & Eastern Railroad, later part of the Katy. . . . Map (db m169400) HM
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36 Missouri, Callaway County, Jefferson City — 5KTR-W004 — The Great Flood of 1993Milepost 143.2
The list of recorded floods on the Missouri River is long, but the most devastating in recent history was the Great Flood of 1993. The river at Jefferson City crested more than 15 feet above flood stage. Throughout the Midwest that year, two . . . Map (db m169406) HM
37 Missouri, Callaway County, Tebbetts — Fur Trading in MissouriMilepost 131.3
Big Business on the Missouri River The fur trade was a booming business in the wilderness west of St. Louis. Trapping primarily took place on the upper Missouri River in the Dakotas and Montana. Furs were then sent down the river to St. Louis . . . Map (db m121229) HM
38 Missouri, Callaway County, Williamsburg — Gateway to the Boone's LickMissouri's Civil War
Williamsburg and its rural neighborhood, including the Loutre River valley to the east, were home to several famous, even notorious Southern guerrillas. One such was Capt. Alvin Cobb of "Cobbstown," in western Montgomery County, Mo. A large, . . . Map (db m212623) HM
39 Missouri, Callaway County, Williamsburg — Grant's Stage Stand - 1821Boone's Lick Road
Marked by the Daughters of the American Revolution and the State of Missouri Map (db m207949) HM
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May. 29, 2024