“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 Washington County, Missouri

Clickable Map of Washington 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> Washington County, MO (10) Crawford County, MO (31) Franklin County, MO (134) Iron County, MO (34) Jefferson County, MO (38) St. Francois County, MO (4)  WashingtonCounty(10) Washington County (10)  CrawfordCounty(31) Crawford County (31)  FranklinCounty(134) Franklin County (134)  IronCounty(34) Iron County (34)  JeffersonCounty(38) Jefferson County (38)  St.FrancoisCounty(4) St. Francois County (4)
Potosi is the county seat for Washington County
Adjacent to Washington County, Missouri
      Crawford County (31)  
      Franklin County (134)  
      Iron County (34)  
      Jefferson County (38)  
      St. Francois County (4)  
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1 Missouri, Washington County, Caledonia — Bellevue Collegiate Institute1867 - 1902
First college owned by St. Louis Conference of the Methodist Church southMap (db m99641) HM
2 Missouri, Washington County, Caledonia — Heritage of Caledonia Missouri
Bellevue Valley lies between Ozark spurs. Buford Mountain on east, second highest in Missouri, named for William Buford. Came from Virginia in 1810. Name carried on in valley.      First people mound-builders, then Indians. French named Bellevue . . . Map (db m99640) HM
3 Missouri, Washington County, De Soto — The Korean War"The Forgotten War" — June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953 —
U.S. Casualties and Statistics: 54.246 Killed In Action54.246 Killed In Action • 103.000 Wounded in Action • 8,177 Missing in Action (MIA'S) • 7,000 Prisoners of War (POWS) • 919 Missouri Casualties
. . . Map (db m205097) HM WM
4 Missouri, Washington County, De Soto — The Petroglyphs of Washington State ParkWashington State Park
Middle Mississippian Indians, ancestors to the American Indians of today, carved these petroglyphs between 600 and 1,000 years ago. Time and weather played a major role in the aging process of these carvings. When the early settlers arrived. They . . . Map (db m205099) HM
5 Missouri, Washington County, DeSoto — Petroglyphs
Prehistoric people left examples of rock carving in many locations in the state. Most of these are in the central eastern portion of the state where rock outcroppings are more common. These petroglyphs were chipped, pecked and ground into these . . . Map (db m205143) HM
6 Missouri, Washington County, Potosi — Durham Hall - 1798"The Cradle of Texas"
The silent stones of the front foundation wall are all that remain of Durham Hall, a magnificent frontier mansion built here by Moses Austin in 1798-1789. Named for Durham, Connecticut, where Austin was born in 1761, the home was the . . . Map (db m205703) HM
7 Missouri, Washington County, Potosi — In Memory of These Revolutionary SoldiersBuried in Washington County
George Breckenridge – VA. James Bryan – VA. Miles Goforth – N.C. John Hawkins – N.C. Benjamin Harrison – VA. James Johnson– VA. Thomas Madden– VA. John Paul– VA. John Perry– . . . Map (db m119192) WM
8 Missouri, Washington County, Potosi — Potosi
(side one) Early mining center, named for the famous South American silver mine, Potosi was established by Moses Austin as the seat of Washington County, organized, 1813. Austin came here, 1797, after receiving a 3 square mile Spanish . . . Map (db m119802) HM
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9 Missouri, Washington County, Potosi — Red BridgeSteel Wagon Bridge — 1904 —
This bridge is a pin-connected, three panel, half-hip Pratt pony truss design. Its original form had a wooden bridge deck. In 1968 the deck was replaced with concrete. During this modernization, the original walkway which was located outside the . . . Map (db m205140) HM
10 Missouri, Washington County, Potosi — Veterans Memorial
In memory of those from Washington County who gave their lives so others may be free.Map (db m205161) WM
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Feb. 28, 2024