Historical Markers and War Memorials in Perry County, Missouri
Perryville is the county seat for Perry County
Adjacent to Perry County, Missouri
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Some 700 Saxon Lutherans settled, 1839, in Perry County and formed the parishes of Altenburg, Wittenberg, Dresden, Seelitz, Frohna, and one settlement, Johannisburg, in Cape Girardeau County. The community of Paltzdorf (Uniontown) was organized, . . . — — Map (db m35290) HM
Born: October 25, 1811
Langenchursdorf, Saxony, Germany
Died: May 7, 1887
St. Louis, Missouri
After having arrived with the Saxons immigrants in Perry County in 1839, Walther served as pastor of the newly founded congregations of Dresden . . . — — Map (db m213757) HM
Born: November 10, 1483
Died February 18, 1546
Luther was called as professor to the University of Wittenberg and was ordained a priest in 1507. On October 31, 1517, Luther posted an announcement of his . . . — — Map (db m213726) HM
First College Building of the Ev-Luth. Missouri Synod. Built by the Saxon immigrants A.D. 1839. Moved to present site A.D. 1912. Shelter erected A.D. 1915.
Erste Lehranstalt der Ev-Luth. Missouri-Synode. Erbaut . . . — — Map (db m191473) HM
Born: January 5, 1797
Kahla, Saxony, Germany
Died: August 19, 1849
Loeber became one of the leading pastors in the Perry County Settlements. Altenburg was named by Loeber after Altenburg in Saxony, Germany. Loeber . . . — — Map (db m213758) HM
Founded by Saxon immigrants from Germany in the year 1839
This marker was placed by Trinity young peoples society on the 100th Anniversary of continuous organized youth work in this congregation July 20, 1951 — — Map (db m213723) HM
C.F.W. Walther born in Saxony, Germany, emigrated in 1838 together with a large group of confessional Lutheran Saxons who arrived in St. Louis and in Perry County, Missouri early in 1839. In the face of severe troubles and serious doctrinal . . . — — Map (db m213722) HM
In the early stages of the Korean War, during the Chosin Reservoir conflict Lt. Col. Raymond G. Davis Commanding Officer of the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines Lead his "Ridge Runners", on the 4th of December 1950, across treacherous and frigid terrain . . . — — Map (db m172339) HM WM
General Robert E. Lee. surrenders his Confederate Army of 28,000 troops to Union General Ulysses S. grant ending the American Civil War. Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 9 1865. Donated By Timothy and Jeanne Drone Saint Louis, Missouri . . . — — Map (db m172341) WM
Capt. Raymond Littge Born in Altenburg October 18, 1923 Died for his country May 20, 1949 A member of 352nd Fighter Group Credited with destroying 23 1/2 enemy planes Missouri top-ranking fighter pilot of WWII It earned him the . . . — — Map (db m172479) WM
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This sundial commemorates the total solar eclipse that occurred here on August 21, 2017, starting with a partial eclipse at 10:51:05 solar time (11:53:43 AM CDT), reaching a peak of totality at . . . — — Map (db m119698) HM
In honor of Perry County, Mo. soldiers who lost their lives in the Vietnam War. LCPL Michael Elliott Johnson KIA 5/16/1968 · SSGT Ray Fordyce KIA 8/16/1966 · PFC Darryl Charles Lintner KIA 4/20/1968 · PFC Gary Joseph Ernst KIA 6/17/1967 · LCPL . . . — — Map (db m172389) WM
On Nov. 27, 1803, Lewis and Clark camped near this point, which at that time was the lower portion of Horse Island. Horse Island was located just below the mouth of the Kaskaskia River at the beginning of a sharp bend in the Mississippi River. As a . . . — — Map (db m208663) HM
United States Navy
Naval Special Warfare
Seals, SWCC, Combat Support and Civilians
The only easy day was yesterday.
United States Air Force
Special Operation Forces
Any place. Any time. Anywhere.
United States Coast Guard
1790 . . . — — Map (db m172391) WM
United States Coast Guard ··· Semper Paratus
National Security Program
United States Air Force ··· "Aim High... Fly. Fight. Win.
Far East Air Forces
United States Navy ··· "Not For Self But Country"
USS Constellation . . . — — Map (db m172393) WM
Site of second house of worship of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod), dedicated to the glory of God on Advent Sunday, 1920. Wittenberg, Missouri (named after Wittenberg in Germany), was one of seven settlements of the Saxon immigration to . . . — — Map (db m214282) HM
Tower Rock is a grand vision. As Lewis and Clark passed through this area 200 years ago, Lewis found the rock so commanding that he wrote about it at length in his journal. Climbing to the top of a nearby summit, Lewis was impressed with the bold . . . — — Map (db m208669) HM