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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Ray County, Missouri

Clickable Map of Ray 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> Ray County, MO (13) Caldwell County, MO (15) Carroll County, MO (8) Clay County, MO (75) Clinton County, MO (13) Jackson County, MO (351) Lafayette County, MO (56)  RayCounty(13) Ray County (13)  CaldwellCounty(15) Caldwell County (15)  CarrollCounty(8) Carroll County (8)  ClayCounty(75) Clay County (75)  ClintonCounty(13) Clinton County (13)  JacksonCounty(351) Jackson County (351)  LafayetteCounty(56) Lafayette County (56)
Richmond is the county seat for Ray County
Adjacent to Ray County, Missouri
      Caldwell County (15)  
      Carroll County (8)  
      Clay County (75)  
      Clinton County (13)  
      Jackson County (351)  
      Lafayette County (56)  
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1 Missouri, Ray County, Hardin — Hardin
Named for Governor C.H. Hardin, incorporated in 1870 with James Darby the first mayor. Located on the Santa Fe and Wabash railroads in rich Missouri River bottom land. The John Vanderpool family came from Tennessee in 1815 and settled at Buffalo . . . Map (db m198478) HM
2 Missouri, Ray County, Knoxville — Church of the Holy Trinity Bell
Presented by the St. Ruth Society of The Church of the Holy Trinity St. Joseph, Missouri Easter, 1888 Ring out the darkness of the land Ring in the Christ that is to be [Back] McShane Bell Foundry Henry McShane & Co. . . . Map (db m157009) HM
3 Missouri, Ray County, Richmond — 1856 Courthouse Cornice Planter
This planter is constructed of cornices from the 1856 courthouse which was moved from this location in 1915, the sandstone base once served as a step for the building.Map (db m157020) HM
4 Missouri, Ray County, Richmond — Colonel Alexander W. Doniphan
Erected by the State of Missouri in honor of Colonel Alexander W. Doniphan Commander of First Regiment Missouri Mounted Volunteers in the War with Mexico Born Mason County, Kentucky, July 9, 1808 Died Richmond, Missouri, August 8, . . . Map (db m157143) HM
5 Missouri, Ray County, Richmond — Potawatomi "Trail of Death" MarchSeptember - November 1838
Designates 1838 Potawatomi "Trail of Death" route starting in Indiana, crossing Illinois and Missouri, and ending at present day Osawatomie, Kansas. In September 1838, over 850 Potawatomi Indian people were rounded up and marched at gunpoint . . . Map (db m198476) HM
6 Missouri, Ray County, Richmond — Pvt. John Wallace1746 - 1834 — In Memory Of —
P.O.W. of the Revolutionary WarMap (db m157145) HM
7 Missouri, Ray County, Richmond — Ray County Bicentennial Memorial
Original columns supporting the Court Room of Ray County's Courthouse (1856-1913). Stone for plaque base-first Recorder's Office, preserved and donated to the Citizens of Ray County by Randall G., Marvel C. Barber and Harold . . . Map (db m157022) HM
8 Missouri, Ray County, Richmond — Richmond
[Side A] Richmond was founded, 1827, as the seat of Ray County on land donated by John Wollard, W.B. Martin, and Isaac and William Thornton. The county, organized 1820, had its first seat at Bluffton, where Camden, an early Missouri . . . Map (db m157138) HM
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9 Missouri, Ray County, Richmond — Site of the David Whitmer Home
[Title of text]Map (db m157017) HM
10 Missouri, Ray County, Richmond — The Bushwhacker in MissouriA State Divided: The Civil War in Missouri
A lack of Confederate military presence in Missouri led Southern sympathizers to form guerrilla groups to harass Union soldiers and pro-Union citizens. Depending on which side you asked, these bushwhackers were either heroes or criminals. They . . . Map (db m157096) HM
11 Missouri, Ray County, Richmond — Vietnam War Memorial1959 - 1975
To everyone who tries to understand: We leave you our deaths Give them their meaning We were young We have died Remember us. TSgt Thomas Newton Sloan U.S. Air Force 13 Aug 1937 • 17 Dec 1965 Rayville, MO PFC David Wayne . . . Map (db m157095) WM
12 Missouri, Ray County, Richmond — World War II and Korean War Memorial7 Dec. 1941 • World War II • 2 Sept. 1945 — 25 June 1950 • Korean War • 27 July 1953 —
This memorial is dedicated in honor and memory to all Ray County World War II and Korean War Veterans who served and fought. These honored men gave the supreme sacrifice in the defense of our great nation in order to preserve our . . . Map (db m157103) WM
13 Missouri, Ray County, Richmond — World War Memorial
In memory of our World War Veterans —————————— Unveiled under auspices of the American Legion Posts of Ray Co. May 30, 1930 . . . Map (db m157014) WM
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Jun. 9, 2023