El Camino Real - New Madrid, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
N 36° 35.315 W 089° 31.992
16S E 273375 N 4052221
Quick Description: This red granite marker is located at the corner of Kingshighway and Scott Avenue in New Madrid, Missouri.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 4/21/2018 6:08:20 PM
Waymark Code: WMY4RQ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow
Views: 5

Long Description:
From the State Historical Society of Missouri - (visit link)

"Place name: King's Highway
Description: A puiblic road established in 1789 following an old Indian trail through New Madrid County northward through Cape Girardeau and Perry Counties and on to St. Louis. It was designated as the public road and named El Camino Real, the King's Highway, by Colonel George Morgan, who planned New Madrid (for which see former study by this writer), in honor of King Charles IV, King of Spain 1788-1808. The French called the road Le Chemin du Roi. U.S. Highway 61 follows the general course of the old highway and the D.A.R. have erected suitable markers along the trail. (Houck II 150-154)
Source: Hamlett, Mayme L. "Place Names Of Six Southeast Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1938."

Text of the marker, which is a brown granite vertical marker:

"El Camino Real

New Madrid
Cape Girardeau
Ste. Genevieve
St. Louis

Erected By The
Missouri Daughters
Of The American
A.D. 1915"
Feature Discription: El Camino Real D.A.R. Marker

Web address for the route: [Web Link]

Beginning of the road: New Madrid

End of the road: Saint Louis

Secondary Web Address: Not listed

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