Boone's Lick Road - Grant’s Stage Stand - Callaway County, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member gparkes
N 38° 55.039 W 091° 45.752
15S E 607280 N 4308329
Grant's Stage Stand marker along the historic Boone's Lick Road. This marker represents the town of Grants, that no longer exists
Waymark Code: WM5TMQ
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 02/11/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 17

Grant’s Stage Stand (1821)
Marked by the
Daughters of the
American Revolution
and the
State of Missouri

Grants is listed as having a post office from 1830 through 1832. That being said, nothing much is mentioned other than being a stage coach stop for a short time.

Today, nothing remains of the town, save for this marker, in very good condition, sitting on top of this intersection of two gravel roads. Looking from the top you see nothing of significance. Large open farm fields, and withing hearing distance of the Interstate, but I wonder, what the scene must have looked like 180 years ago.

The road originated as an old Indian trace. In the 1764, the first part of the road was expanded by trappers through St. Louis County, Missouri. This part of the road is known as St. Charles Rock Road. The road 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 road from St. Louis to Franklin, Missouri takes its name from the Boone brothers. In 1821, William Becknell established a road 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 wagon roads such as the California and Oregon Trails. The Boone's Lick road 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 road was reported to have markers placed along it every few miles. When the DAR placed these markers, they were located where the original markers were along the road.

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