Wagon Wheel Gap - Ironton, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 36.599 W 090° 37.774
15S E 709230 N 4165185
Quick Description: During the Civil War era, this gap was capped the Ironton Gap....
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 8/29/2019 6:53:47 AM
Waymark Code: WM11748
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member CM-14
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Long Description:

County of marker: Iron County
Location of marker: Main St., jut N. of Valley St., Ironton
Erected by Iron County Historical Society

Marker Text:

BATTLE OF PILOT KNOB
IRONTON GAP
September 27, 1864
2:00 P.M. -----5:30 P.M.

Ironton Gap, about one quarter mile wide, separates Shepherd and Pilot Knob Mountains and divides Arcadia Valley into northern and southern halves. Through the gap passed the road which connected the villages of Pilot Knob and Ironton. Cabell’s Brigade, positioned in the center of the rebel line, launched three charges on Fort Davidson from Knob Creek which flows through the gap.


Ironton Gap (Wagon wheel Gap), about one-quarter-mile wide, separates Pilot Knob and Shepherd mountains. It divides the Arcadia Valley into northern and southern halves." ~ Auto Tour


"Wagon Wheel Gap is classified as a Gap in Iron County, Missouri." ~ My Topo

Elevation (Official or GPSR reading): 1152

Mountain Range: Separates Shepherd Mountains from Pilot Knob Mountains

Access:
Main St. (MO Hwy 21) driving north out of the town of Ironton...


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