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Battle of Athens State Historic Site - Athens MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman
N 40° 35.082 W 091° 41.775
15T E 610334 N 4493473
Quick Description: Battle of Athens State Historic Site - Athens MO
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 6/18/2011 2:30:38 PM
Waymark Code: WMBRYD
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 3

Long Description:
The Battle of Athens State Historic Site is where the northern most battle of the civil war took place. There are a few homes and a church remaining. There are campgrounds at the site.

Every three years in August, major Civil War reenactment of the battle; Spring and Christmas, Open house; November, Veteran's Day Observance and Open House.

"This is the site of the northernmost Civil War battle west of the Mississippi. Union home guardsmen defeated southern Missouri state guard forces here on August 5, 1861. Thome-Benning House (open to the public) was struck by Southern artillery fire during the battle and has since been known as the "Cannonball House." (visit link)
Type of site: Battlefield

Address:
Highway CC
Revere, MO USA


Phone Number: (660) 877-3871

Admission Charged: No Charge

Website: [Web Link]

Driving Directions:
From I-70: take State Highway 61 (Wentzville) exit (exit 210); proceed north on Highway 61 approximately 135 miles to State Highway 81 at Canton; proceed north on Highway 81 for approximately 40 miles to Highway CC. Follow Highway CC east 4 miles to Athens.


Visit Instructions:
Post at least one photo of a Civil War related item or scene and post one Civil War Discovery you learned while visiting the waymark. The photo should have the coordinates of where it was taken if significantly different from the waymark's coordinates.
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