Boone's Lick Road - Hickory Grove (1809) - Warren County, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member gparkes
N 38° 46.465 W 090° 58.467
15S E 675959 N 4293692
Hickory Grove marker along the historic Boone's Lick Road.
Waymark Code: WM5T7T
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 02/09/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 19

The marker states:

Hickory Grove (1809)
Marked by the
Daughters of the
American Revolution
and the
State of Missouri

Hickory Grove was considered to be the most desirable land in Warren County. A large part of this land was owned by a Revolutionary soldier, Thomas Kennedy, who settled there in 1809 and started Kennedy Fort, as protection against the roaming Indians, in the Wars of 1812. In 1833, William Dillon applied for a license to keep tavern.

The trail originated as an old Indian trace. In the 1764, the first part of the trail was expanded by trappers through St. Louis County, Missouri. This part of the trail is known as St. Charles Rock Road. The trail was expanded by brothers Daniel Morgan and Nathanal Boone, sons of famous frontiersman Daniel Boone, as part of gaining access to salt springs near present day New Franklin, Missouri. The complete trail from St. Louis to Franklin, Missouri takes its name from the Boone brothers. In 1821, William Becknell established a trail from Franklin to Santa Fe, Mexico, there by establishing the Santa Fe Trail. The Santa Fe Trail at Kansas City splits off into other major trail such as the California and Oregon Trails. The Boone's Lick trail is the land route to the beginning of the Santa Fe Trail and carried many of those who would settle the west.

History of Mark:
This marker was placed along with 32 others as a series in 1913 by the Daughter's of the American Revolution. The original trail was reported to have markers placed along it every few miles. When the DAR placed these markers, they placed, they were placed where the original markers were along the trail.

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