“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Clark County, Missouri

Clickable Map of Clark 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> Clark County, MO (12) Knox County, MO (2) Lewis County, MO (6) Scotland County, MO (1) Hancock County, IL (30) Lee County, IA (25) Van Buren County, IA (3)  ClarkCounty(12) Clark County (12)  KnoxCounty(2) Knox County (2)  LewisCounty(6) Lewis County (6)  ScotlandCounty(1) Scotland County (1)  HancockCountyIllinois(30) Hancock County (30)  LeeCountyIowa(25) Lee County (25)  VanBurenCounty(3) Van Buren County (3)
Kahoka is the county seat for Clark County
Adjacent to Clark County, Missouri
      Knox County (2)  
      Lewis County (6)  
      Scotland County (1)  
      Hancock County, Illinois (30)  
      Lee County, Iowa (25)  
      Van Buren County, Iowa (3)  
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1 Missouri, Clark County, Athens — Aftermath of the BattleAmerican Civil War (1861-1865), The Battle of Athens — Battle of Athens State Historic Site —
Within two hours, Col. David Moore's pro-Union Home Guard claimed victory over Col. Martin Green's pro-secessionist State Guard. After a short pursuit, Moore's men returned to care for their 23 casualties. That afternoon, the State Guard returned . . . Map (db m149960) HM
2 Missouri, Clark County, Athens — Athens and Missouri - a Town and State Divided by Civil WarAmerican Civil War (1861-1865), The Battle of Athens — Battle of Athens State Historic Site —
In the early 1860s, the prospect of war divided Missouri. Many of Missouri's settlers came from Southern states. Some owned enslaved people and many held strong views favoring slavery or "Southern rights." Despite this, a statewide convention held . . . Map (db m149943) HM
3 Missouri, Clark County, Athens — Athens Mills
Isaac Gray platted the town of Athens in 1844 and built the first grist and flour mill on the Des Moines River under the management of Charles Toms. Arthur Thome purchased the mill in 1846 and added a sawmill operation. In 1849, Thomes sold . . . Map (db m149836) HM
4 Missouri, Clark County, Athens — Battle of Athens
Aug. 5, 1861 Northernmost battle west of Mississippi River "Only when man's differences have been resolved can he rise to his rightful place" Robert EisenhartMap (db m149834) HM WM
5 Missouri, Clark County, Athens — Businesses in Athens, circa 1853-1860
By the 1850s the town had expanded and commercial buildings were being constructed on top of the bluff at Athens. A list of businesses and organizations (circa 1853-1860) reveals the extent of the town's growth. Wm.B. Armstrong, general store . . . Map (db m150597) HM
6 Missouri, Clark County, Athens — First Northeast Missouri Home Guard Defends the UnionAmerican Civil War (1861-1865), The Battle of Athens — Battle of Athens State Historic Site —
Home Guards were groups of pro-Union men who stayed close to their communities to protect against secessionists. These men seldom had army-issued weapons and served without pay. David Moore recruited and trained the First Northeast Missouri . . . Map (db m149939) HM
7 Missouri, Clark County, Athens — Jane Gray House Foundation
Some of the heaviest fighting during the Battle of Athens on Aug. 5, 1861, occurred around Jane Gray's house and the nearby cornfield. According to eyewitnesses, several bullets struck the home during the fighting. Gray's house stood on this . . . Map (db m149832) HM
8 Missouri, Clark County, Athens — Missouri State Guard Defends Southern RightsAmerican Civil War (1861-1865), The Battle of Athens — Battle of Athens State Historic Site —
In the spring of 1861, pro-Southern Missouri Gov. Claiborne F. Jackson called up the Missouri State Guard to oppose pro-Union Home Guard and U.S. Army troops. Martin Green, a Lewis County judge, farmer and sawmill operator, answered the call by . . . Map (db m149961) HM
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9 Missouri, Clark County, Athens — The Athens General Store
Located at the northwest corner of Thome and Spring streets, the store was one of six general stores operating in Athens prior to the Civil War. It was an ideal commercial site because of its location in the Spring Street business area on the Thome . . . Map (db m149935) HM
10 Missouri, Clark County, Athens — The Benning House
Arthur Thome, an immigrant from Kentucky, built this house in 1853. Joseph Benning acquired it in 1858. A cannonball fired from the artillery of the pro-Confederate Missouri State Guard hit the house during the Aug. 5, 1861 Battle of Athens. . . . Map (db m149835) HM
11 Missouri, Clark County, Athens — The Cannons RoarAmerican Civil War (1861-1865), The Battle of Athens — Battle of Athens State Historic Site —
A. 5:30 a.m.: The roar of State Guard cannons began the Battle of Athens. Most of the shot flew over the heads of the Home Guard troops, though one struck the home of Joseph Benning and another blasted the depot across the river at Croton, Iowa. . . . Map (db m149946) HM
12 Missouri, Clark County, Kahoka — Clark County
(side 1) Missouri's first northern border county, organized in 1836, is named for explorer William Clark. In 1839, Iowa Territory and the State of Missouri mobilized troops on the nearby border in a boundary dispute called the Honey War for . . . Map (db m144553) HM
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May. 31, 2023