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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Jasper County, Missouri

Clickable Map of Jasper 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> Jasper County, MO (56) Barton County, MO (7) Dade County, MO (5) Lawrence County, MO (9) Newton County, MO (38) Cherokee County, KS (83) Crawford County, KS (66)  JasperCounty(56) Jasper County (56)  BartonCounty(7) Barton County (7)  DadeCounty(5) Dade County (5)  LawrenceCounty(9) Lawrence County (9)  NewtonCounty(38) Newton County (38)  CherokeeCountyKansas(83) Cherokee County (83)  CrawfordCounty(66) Crawford County (66)
Carthage is the county seat for Jasper County
Adjacent to Jasper County, Missouri
      Barton County (7)  
      Dade County (5)  
      Lawrence County (9)  
      Newton County (38)  
      Cherokee County, Kansas (83)  
      Crawford County, Kansas (66)  
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1 Missouri, Jasper County, Carthage — 66 Drive-In Theatre, Carthage, Missouri — Route 66 Roadside Attraction — Reported missing
Built in 1949, the last of the original six drive-ins that were named after the famous "Mother Road'. Recognized by Hampton Hotels Save-A-Landmark program as a site worth seeingMap (db m189152) HM
2 Missouri, Jasper County, Carthage — Battle of Carthage
In memory of the men in blue and gray who fought here on July 5, 1861. Dedicated by the United Veterans of Carthage, who fought side by side in four foreign wars, on July 4, 1961.Map (db m52063) HM
3 Missouri, Jasper County, Carthage — Battle of Carthage Memorial
In memory of The Brave Men who fell July 5, 1861, in the Battle of Carthage. C. S. M. A. Mrs. Cindarilla F. Mealy, Pres. Mrs. Lucinda Hampton, [?]Map (db m37145) HM
4 Missouri, Jasper County, Carthage — Carthage
The beautiful city of Carthage was laid out, 1842, as the seat of Jasper County, organized, 1841, and named for Sgt. William Jasper, Revolutionary hero. Centered in a county of great mineral wealth and good farm land, Carthage grew into a . . . Map (db m24311) HM
5 Missouri, Jasper County, Carthage — Charles Pollard Wood
In memory of Charles Pollard Wood, who died July 11, 1898 while training at Camp George H. Thomas, Chickamauga, Georgia. A Sergeant in Company A, 2nd Missiouri Infantry (Carthage). Only person to "lay in state" in the Jasper County Courthouse. . . . Map (db m52065) HM
6 Missouri, Jasper County, Carthage — Eliel Lanyon (E.L.) Dale — Aug. 14, 1890 - Dec. 22, 1969
Editor and Publisher The Carthage Press 1944 - 1969 Because of his vision and desires Carthage will always be a better place for all. Bust dedicated 11/96 Sculptor Bill R. SnowMap (db m61174) HM
7 Missouri, Jasper County, Carthage — Last Skirmish of the Battle of Carthage
This park was the scene of the last skirmish of the Battle of Carthage July 5, 1861 This park given to City of Carthage by Dr. J. A. Carter Aug. 9, 1897Map (db m61203) HM WM
8 Missouri, Jasper County, Carthage — Osage War — Autumn 1837
Osage forced from this region by State MilitiaMap (db m52064) HM
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9 Missouri, Jasper County, Carthage — Park Cemetery GAR Memorial
Side 1 Meade Soldiers Rest! Thy warfare o'er Sleep the sleep that knows no waking Dream of battlefields no more Side 2 Grant On Fames eternal camping ground Their silent tents are spread And glory . . . Map (db m27816) HM
10 Missouri, Jasper County, Carthage — Rendezous At Carthage
Crossroad of Destiny: Union or Disunion The year of 1861 was one of crisis and decision making for Missouri. Throughout her history, Missouri had stood at many crossroads, for virtually all of the major routes leading from East to West . . . Map (db m195030) HM
11 Missouri, Jasper County, Carthage — The Battle of Carthage — July 5, 1861
In early July, 1861 units of the Missouri State Guard under the command of Governor Claiborne Fox Jackson were en route to extreme southwest Missouri to there organize and train to resist Federal dominance of the state. On July 5 the Guard found its . . . Map (db m52062) HM
12 Missouri, Jasper County, Carthage — Vietnam Memorial For Casualties From Missouri — 1959 - 1975
Here are our comrades from Missouri, Patriots All. May they never be forgotten and God be with them forever. [Honor Roll of Missouri Casualties] If you are able, save for them a place inside of you, and save one backward glance when . . . Map (db m61176) WM
13 Missouri, Jasper County, Carthage — War Memorial — Roll of Honor
World War II Marvin Charles Alexander • Emmett L. Alumbaugh • Charles Guindell Baldwin • James E. Bandy • Charles Robert Berkley • Stanley Bowman • Clyde R. Callaway • Edward "Bud" Chapman • Roy Childers • Herman Douglas Clark • James . . . Map (db m61171) WM
14 Missouri, Jasper County, Joplin — A Tribute to the Volunteers
At 5:41 P.M. on May 22, 2011, an EF-5 tornado ripped through Cunningham Park and the greater Joplin area, leaving a path of death and destruction one mile wide by six miles long in its wake. Over 160 people perished in the storm. What immediately . . . Map (db m108863) HM
15 Missouri, Jasper County, Joplin — Battle of Rader's Farm — May 18, 1863
In memory of 18 U.S. Soldiers killed in action 3 miles north of this parkMap (db m37182) HM
16 Missouri, Jasper County, Joplin — Butterfly Garden and Overlook — A TKF Foundation Open Spaces, Sacred Places Garden
The Butterfly Garden and Overlook is an open space, sacred place for individuals to work through the pain of grieving. Four tasks help us move into the next phase of life, each represented as architectural and natural elements throughout the . . . Map (db m108829) HM
17 Missouri, Jasper County, Joplin — Compassion — Sculptor, Bill Snow
Given in commemoration of St. John's Centennial by St. John's Auxiliary Yesterday, Today & TomorrowMap (db m108820) HM
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18 Missouri, Jasper County, Joplin — First Major Lead Strike — Local Landmark — Historic Joplin —
Although various resources attribute the discovery of lead to several different individuals ~~ a slave boy owned by John C. Cox, William Tingle, or David Campbell ~~ E.R. Moffet and John B. Sergeant's 1870 strike is the one that put Joplin on the . . . Map (db m170322) HM
19 Missouri, Jasper County, Joplin — Jasper County Courthouse — Joplin, Missouri
Jasper County, Missouri boasts two county courthouses -- one in Joplin and one in Carthage, the county seat. Actually, there could have been three county courthouses; Webb City also insisted upon having one. Bitter rivals in the 1890s, the three . . . Map (db m57767) HM
20 Missouri, Jasper County, Joplin — Joplin
Joplin, at the edge of the Ozark Highland, the city that lead and zinc built, was first sparsely settled as a farming community, 1838, John C. Cox, followed by the Rev. H.G. Joplin, and others. The first post office, 1840, was named Blytheville in . . . Map (db m21868) HM
21 Missouri, Jasper County, Joplin — Joplin Citizens Lost in May 22, 2011 Tornado
In remembrance of our citizens lost on May 22, 2011 in the tragic tornado that struck Joplin at 5:41 pm [Roll of 161 Remembered Dead]Map (db m108826) HM
22 Missouri, Jasper County, Joplin — Joplin Korean War and Vietnam War Memorial
In memory of our heroic combat dead of the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts Korean Harold L. Terry • Jimmie E. Barcom William M. Barnard • Otis C. Carpenter James A. Harris • David L. Johnson Charles R. Landon • Robert F. Wilson . . . Map (db m35057) WM
23 Missouri, Jasper County, Joplin — Joplin Tornado Memorial, Volunteer Tribute and Children's Memorial
Directly in front of you is the Volunteer Tribute, designed and built by Drury University to honor the 126,000+ volunteers who came to the aid of Joplin within minutes, for months and beyond. The four circles represent Rescue, Recovery, . . . Map (db m108830) HM
24 Missouri, Jasper County, Joplin — Joplin World War II Memorial
Erected by the Citizens of Joplin in honor of those who made the supreme sacrifice in World War II Dedicated June 1947 [Honor Roll of Names]Map (db m35047) HM
25 Missouri, Jasper County, Joplin — Mercy Park
Mercy's St. John's hospital once stood here and on May 22, 2011 it took a direct hit from an EF-5 tornado, the most powerful classification for a tornado. Its path of destruction continued to the east and at one point was nearly a mile wide, . . . Map (db m108816) HM
26 Missouri, Jasper County, Joplin — Proclamation of Restoration Fountain
To The City of Joplin And The "SEASONING OF LIVES" Lost During, And From The Aftermath Of The May 22, 2011 Tornado Dedicated November 22, 2011Map (db m108827) HM
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27 Missouri, Jasper County, Joplin — Quinby Building
Built in 1882 by Thomas Cunningham to house the Cunningham National Bank. Present facade reflects a circa 1922 remodeling when the name was changed to the Quinby Building. Partial facade restoration was made possible in 1990 by a grant from the . . . Map (db m35043) HM
28 Missouri, Jasper County, Joplin — Recovery Efforts: After the Storm
May 22, 2011 - The people of Joplin pull each other from the rubble. Memorial Hall becomes makeshift hospital, stage becomes the morgue. AmeriCorps sends its first volunteers to help. Thousands of volunteers begin to arrive. May 23, 2011 - . . . Map (db m108845) HM
29 Missouri, Jasper County, Joplin — Schiffedecker Park — U.S. 66 - Will Rogers Highway — Chicago to Los Angeles —
Formerly Electric Park (1909-1912), is traced to a multi-acre dairy farm in the 1890's. Charles Schifferdecker acquired the land in the early 1900s. On Nov. 1, 1913 he deeded forty acres to the city of Joplin. Schifferdecker Park eventually . . . Map (db m24674) HM
30 Missouri, Jasper County, Joplin — Schifferdecker Park & Joplin Museum Complex, Joplin, Missouri — Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Schifferdecker Park, Golf Course and Mineral Museum have been Route 66 attractions since the road connected to Joplin in 1932.Map (db m170626) HM
31 Missouri, Jasper County, Joplin — St. John's Regional Medical Center
At the peak of the hill in the distance, is an outdoor chapel. The chapel sits on the sit of what was St. John's Regional Medical Center at the location of the old chapel. At 5:41 pm, the tornado reached its highest intensity at 26th and Maiden . . . Map (db m108840) HM
32 Missouri, Jasper County, Joplin — Survivor Quotes
"It started just like any other, normal day. We heard the tornado sirens, but we didn't pay much attention to them since they always go off in bad weather. We have lived here since 1968 and had experienced the drills repeatedly. This one . . . Map (db m108861) HM
33 Missouri, Jasper County, Joplin — Swartz & Malsbury Building — 422 - 428 Main
Built 1882/1883 Major Alterations 1930 Construction Cost Was $9,000Map (db m35045) HM
34 Missouri, Jasper County, Joplin — The Butterfly People
As the tornado lifted, the stories began... stories of butterflies, butterfly people or angels that protected children from the storm. The stories were many and miraculous but very believable when set against the backdrop of the physical . . . Map (db m108862) HM
35 Missouri, Jasper County, Joplin — The Connor Hotel — U.S. Route 66 - Will Rogers Highway — Chicago to Los Angeles —
Joplin's original industries were lead and zinc mining, smelting and associated manufacturing. Joplin became the center of one of the most important mining fields in the world. In 1906 and 1907 the Connor Hotel was built to provide . . . Map (db m34654) HM
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36 Missouri, Jasper County, Joplin — The Miracle of the Human Spirit - Joplin 2011 — [AKA Volunteer Tribute]
In honor of the volunteers who selflessly contributed to the rescue, recovery, and redevelopment efforts after the tornado on May 22, 2011 Joplin, Missouri.Map (db m108828) HM
37 Missouri, Jasper County, Joplin — Tornado Statistics - May 22, 2011 - Joplin, MO
5:34 pm: Touches down west of Joplin 5:41 pm: Reaches Cunningham Park Highest Classification: EF5 Wind Speed: Excess 200+ mph Duration: 38 Minutes Length: 13 Miles Peak Width: 3/4+ Mile Lives Lost: 161 Injured: Over 1,000 Trees . . . Map (db m108844) HM
38 Missouri, Jasper County, Joplin — Tri-State Mining Machinery
An exhibit of Tri-State Mining Machinery featuring the Ben R. Markley Collection presented to the Tri-State Mineral Museum by his family as a memorial to their father and his interest in collecting and preserving the . . . Map (db m37187) HM
39 Missouri, Jasper County, Sarcoxie — Sarcoxie Veterans Memorial
This memorial is dedicated in appreciation to all U.S. veterans who have served in the Armed Forces for the freedom of our country We salute each of you for your braveryMap (db m43060) HM
40 Missouri, Jasper County, Sarcoxie — Sarcoxie, Missouri
Established in 1831 Sarcoxie was originally called Centerville. The town was later named after a friendly local Indian chief, Rising Sun of the Turtle Band of the Delaware Indians who was also known as "Chief Sarcoxie." Sarcoxie is the oldest town . . . Map (db m43061) HM
41 Missouri, Jasper County, Webb City — Dedicated to the Memory of Marion E. Perry and William H. Perry
The Cardinal Route 66 Park is dedicated to Marion E. & William H. Perry, Jr. for good reason. W.H. (native of Webb City) and wife, Marion believed in their community and in community service. He and Marion donated to the Webb City Park Board, . . . Map (db m174095) HM
42 Missouri, Jasper County, Webb City — History of Webb City
Starting as a mining camp, the growth of Webb City, Missouri reached a population of more than 15,000 people in a period of about 25 years. Webb City occupied the central district of the largest lead and zinc mining area in the world. More than . . . Map (db m174103) HM
43 Missouri, Jasper County, Webb City — Number 1 Gun — I Spoke For Your Freedom — B Battery, 310th Field Artillery Battalion, 79th Infantry Division —
I represent all the 105-Millimeter Howitzers that between 1941 and 1945 bombarded the enemy and defended U.S. forces in North Africa, Italy, France, Germany, and on the Pacific Islands; I also commemorate the thousands of men and . . . Map (db m37298) HM
44 Missouri, Jasper County, Webb City — Prosperity Junction Station and Street Car #60 — Historic Landmarks
Prosperity Junction Station Original site located east of Carterville Typical Boarding Station Serving Communities in the Four States Mining District Street Car #60 Electric powered passenger car circa 1916-1937 . . . Map (db m37368) HM
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45 Missouri, Jasper County, Webb City — Southwest Missouri Electric Railway Company — 1889 - 1939
This plaque is dedicated in memory of A. H. Rogers the founder, and the employees of the former S.W. Mo. Elec. Ry. Co., which was headquartered in Webb City, operating over a 94 mile system serving the Tri-State Mining Field from 1889 to 1939. . . . Map (db m37365) HM
46 Missouri, Jasper County, Webb City — The Kneeling Miner — 1976 and 2006
This statue dedicated in honor of the hardrock miner, his family and those who served the Webb City District mining industry during the past century. The Kneeling Miner, circa 1976 Jack E. Dawson [sculptor] Originally sculpted in . . . Map (db m37319) HM
47 Missouri, Jasper County, Webb City — The Military Order of The Purple Heart
The Purple Heart was established by General George Washington in 1782. At that time it was called Badge of Military Merit. In 1932 it became known as the Purple Heart and is awarded only for combat wounded veterans. Some Gave All - . . . Map (db m37234) HM
48 Missouri, Jasper County, Webb City — Tri-State Mining District Conveyor Wheel
Once the ore buckets came to the surface the contents went through the mill. The purpose of the mills that dotted the landscape was to separate the various rocks and minerals always concentrating on the valuable lead and zinc ore. These . . . Map (db m174091) HM
49 Missouri, Jasper County, Webb City — Tri-State Mining District Hoist
The hoist was the powerful mechanical engine that propelled the ore bucket up and down the shaft which was the busy vertical highway of the lead and zinc mines. The hoist had tremendous power to dead lift a full ore bucket. In addition the hoist . . . Map (db m174089) HM
50 Missouri, Jasper County, Webb City — Tri-State Mining District Ore Bucket
The ore bucket and the shovel were the two symbols of the Tri-State mining era. The ore bucket transported the shoveled rock, lead and zinc ores to the processing mill. It is a simple fact that the entire mining economy fell into the hands of the . . . Map (db m174090) HM
51 Missouri, Jasper County, Webb City — Tri-State Mining District Rock Drill
This steam powered rock drill was an integral tool of the Tri-State Mining District. The only way to access the ore was by drilling into the tough limestone, chert and dolomite walls. Drill bits punctured holes into the walls to provide the needed . . . Map (db m174092) HM
52 Missouri, Jasper County, Webb City — Tri-State Mining District Water Pump
The overwhelming majority of the mining occurred below the water table therefore pumps were on constant call to purge the water from the floors of the mines. The water pump is a reminder of the incredible depths in which the ore was found . . . Map (db m174088) HM
53 Missouri, Jasper County, Webb City — Veterans Memorial of Timeless Honor
In Memory of All World War II Veterans This memorial is in honor of all of the World War II veterans who were involved in the fight for the freedom of America and the free world. Whether they fought in the Pacific or European theater, . . . Map (db m37195) HM
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54 Missouri, Jasper County, Webb City — Webb City
[front] Webb City, (Webbville), was platted by John C. Webb in September, 1875, and incorporated in December, 1876, with a population of 700. The city was located on a portion of Webb's 200-acre farm, which he entered in February, 1857. There in . . . Map (db m37321) HM
55 Missouri, Jasper County, Webb City — Webb City Veterans Memorial — Pause and Pray — Memorial Park —
Dedicated to those of this Central District who served in the Armed Forces that we may keep forever bright the memory of their glorious part in the struggle "to defend life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" . . . Map (db m37384) WM
56 Missouri, Jasper County, Webb City — Welcome Visitors to Webb City, MO, Our "Gem" of the Ozarks
(full title: The Citizens of Webb City and the Webb City Chamber of Commerce Welcome Visitors to Webb City, MO, Our "Gem" of the Ozarks) We invite you to experience our history, enjoy our parks and recreational facilities, and shop in . . . Map (db m174107) HM
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May. 30, 2023