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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Howell County, Missouri

 
Clickable Map of Howell 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 Howell County, MO (19) Douglas County, MO (1) Oregon County, MO (4) Ozark County, MO (2) Shannon County, MO (4) Texas County, MO (7) Fulton County, AR (15)  HowellCounty(19) Howell County (19)  DouglasCounty(1) Douglas County (1)  OregonCounty(4) Oregon County (4)  OzarkCounty(2) Ozark County (2)  ShannonCounty(4) Shannon County (4)  TexasCounty(7) Texas County (7)  FultonCountyArkansas(15) Fulton County (15)
West Plains is the county seat for Howell County
Adjacent to Howell County, Missouri
      Douglas County (1)  
      Oregon County (4)  
      Ozark County (2)  
      Shannon County (4)  
      Texas County (7)  
      Fulton County, Arkansas (15)  
 
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1 Missouri, Howell County, Mountain View, Goldsberry Township — George Washington Carver Green Ash
George Washington Carver was born into slavery in the early 1860's in Diamond, Missouri, in a one-room cabin. Soon after birth, he and his mother were kidnapped by bushwhackers. He was found in Arkansas but his mother was never seen again and . . . Map (db m236987) HM
2 Missouri, Howell County, Mountain View, Goldsberry Township — Harry S. Truman Siberian Elm
Born on May 8, 1884 in Lamar, Missouri, Harry Truman moved to Independence at age six and regarded that city as his home town. He soon met 5-year-old Bess Wallace, his lifelong love, who became his wife 29 years later. The newlyweds lived with . . . Map (db m237089) HM
3 Missouri, Howell County, Mountain View, Goldsberry Township — John F. Kennedy Crabapple
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, thirty-fifth President of the United States, Democrat, was born on May 29, 1917, in Brookline, Massachusetts, the second of nine children born to Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., and Rose (Fitzgerald) Kennedy. In 1936, Kennedy . . . Map (db m237000) HM
4 Missouri, Howell County, Mountain View, Goldsberry Township — Lindbergh Red Maple
Charles A. Lindbergh was born in Detroit, Michigan, on February 4, 1902. His father was practicing law in Little Falls, Minnesota, where Charles spent his childhood years. He fondly recalled his early days on this farm. “I spent hours lying on my . . . Map (db m237084) HM
5 Missouri, Howell County, Mountain View, Goldsberry Township — Manassas Red Oak
The Manassas Red Oak stands in silent tribute to the brave Americans who fought and died in the two historic Civil War battles best-known as the first and second battles of Bull Run. In the first battle in Manassas, Virginia, fought in 1861, one of . . . Map (db m236996) HM
6 Missouri, Howell County, Mountain View, Goldsberry Township — Mark Twain Cave Bur Oak
Hannibal, Missouri, on the Mississippi River was the home of Samuel Clemens from age 4 to 17. The Clemens family moved to the riverfront town in 1839. The limestone geology of the area with the many bluffs made caves quite common. In 1832 a large . . . Map (db m236998) HM
7 Missouri, Howell County, Mountain View, Goldsberry Township — Minuteman Silver Maple
The Minuteman Silver Maple spreads its branches over a historic Massachusetts battlefield. On a country road outside Boston on April 19, 1775, the citizen soldiers of the American colonies first met in battle with the British. At North Bridge, . . . Map (db m236995) HM
8 Missouri, Howell County, Mountain View, Goldsberry Township — Moon Sycamore
Apollo XIV was launched on January 31, 1971, from Kennedy Space Center and was the third lunar landing. The entire mission lasted for 9 hours, 1 minute and 57 seconds, carrying three Americans: Captain Alan Shepard, USN; Major Stuart Roosa, USAF; . . . Map (db m237059) HM
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9 Missouri, Howell County, Mountain View, Goldsberry Township — Mount Vernon Red Maple
The Mount Vernon Red Maple grows at the Virginia home of George Washington, the nation's first president and commander of the Colonial Army that won the American Revolution. When Washington retired, it was an act that gained attention both at home . . . Map (db m237100) HM
10 Missouri, Howell County, Mountain View, Goldsberry Township — Robin Hood English Oak
The Robin Hood English Oak that grows in New York is a descendent of a famous tree in England's Sherwood Forest, the home of the Robin Hood legends. The dense cover of trees in Sherwood Forest was said to give him cover as he robbed from the rich . . . Map (db m237079) HM
11 Missouri, Howell County, Mountain View, Goldsberry Township — Trail of Tears Redbud
The Trail of Tear Redbud stands today as it did in 1838 when thousands of Cherokee Indians passed by as they were forced onto reservation land in Oklahoma. About 4,000 Cherokees died along the Trail of Tears. The Cherokee were forced into eastern . . . Map (db m236999) HM
12 Missouri, Howell County, Mountain View, Goldsberry Township — Wilson's Creek Chinkapin Oak
The Wilson’s Creek Chinkapin Oak stands on an important Civil War battlefield 10 miles southwest of Springfield, Missouri. The battle of Wilson’s Creek on August 10, 1861, marked the opening shots of the Civil War in neutral Missouri. The state's . . . Map (db m237091) HM
13 Missouri, Howell County, Pomoma — 138 — Sadie Brown — Legends & Lore —
Cemetery named for Rev. S.L. "Sadie" Brown Longtime area residents say life is a journey from "Downtown to Sadie Brown."Map (db m251530) HM
14 Missouri, Howell County, West Plains — Civil War Skirmish - 1862West Plains, Missouri
The only confrontation between Union and Confederate regulars in Howell County occurred at this site on February 19, 1862. Combined forces of Colonel Wood’s Sixth Missouri and Major Drake’s Third Iowa cavalries, seeking to locate and engage . . . Map (db m186000) HM
15 Missouri, Howell County, West Plains — Early West Plains Spring
Beneath this building still flowing is the spring around which the early Indian tribes camped. The first known white man to claim land in the immediate vicinity of the spring was a hunter named Adams. In 1839 Adams sold his claim to Josiah Howell . . . Map (db m186144) HM
16 Missouri, Howell County, West Plains — In Memory of Six Confederate Soldiers
In memory of six Confederate soldiers who died here, during the Battle of West Plains, Feb. 19, 1862 Dedicated by Col. John R. Woodside Camp No. 203 Sons of Confederate Veterans Feb. 19, 2012Map (db m186110) WM
17 Missouri, Howell County, West Plains — Mount Zion Lodge Masonic TempleNational Register of Historic Places
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m186139) HM
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18 Missouri, Howell County, West Plains — Time CapsuleBuried December 17, 1976
Beneath this marker is a Time Capsule buried December 17, 1976, at 2:00 P.M. by the West Plains Bicentennial 1976 Steering Committee to be disinterred July 4th, 2076 by the Howell County Court Time capsule donated by . . . Map (db m186135) HM
19 Missouri, Howell County, West Plains — West Plains
[side 1] Judicial seat of Howell County and one of Missouri's livestock marketing centers, West Plains was formed in 1850 when a post office was opened in the home of Josephus Howell. Named for its location on the open plains . . . Map (db m179790) HM
 
 
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Jul. 19, 2024