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Site of Buffalo Fort - Pike County, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 39° 25.152 W 091° 02.060
15S E 669207 N 4365141
Quick Description: Built in 1811 for protection against the Indians and British allies.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 10/12/2014 7:44:34 AM
Waymark Code: WMMMY2
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:

County of marker: Pike County
Location of marker MO D, approx 2 miles S. of MO 79, S. of Louisiana
Marker erected by: Pike County Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution
Date marker erected: July 1917

Marker text:

SITE OF
BUFFALO FORT
Built in December, 1811
To protect the
Twenty-five Pioneer Families
From Hostile Indians

Secondary plaque text:

The Monument restored in Memory of
HALLIE GRIFFITH MILLER
1917 - 1998
by her son Stan Casteel
Pike County Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution


"Buffalo Cemetery was founded because of the Buffalo Fort massacre and has a monument at the site that describes the incident. Near the cemetery is a granite boulder designating the site of the 1811-1815 fort used to defend early settlers during the War of 1812 from the Sauk and Fox tribes that were allied with the British. From Louisiana follow US-79 south 1 mile to State Route D, continue south 1 mile to a gravel road and go west about 1 mile." ~ from pcgenweb

"The first fort in the county, built about two miles south of the present site of Louisiana by the immigrants who had settled along Buffalo and Noix Creeks. The work was begun shortly after a meeting of the settlers in December, 1811, and the fort offered protection from the Indians until 1814, when the settlers sought military aid and were escorted to St. Louis for protection. Before leaving, they partially destroyed the fort. It was named from Buffalo Creek, near which it was built. (Keith, 6; Charles V. Clifford)"
Source: Leech, Esther. "Place Names Of Six East Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1933.

"Buffalo Fort - Pike county - This fort was about 2 mi S of the present site of Louisiana and was built by the immigrants who had settled along Buffalo and Noix creeks. It was named from Buffalo Creek near which it was built. This was the first fort in the county and was built by immigrants who had settled along Buffalo and Noix Creeks. It was built in 1811 and offered protection from the Indians until 1814, when the settlers sought military aid and were escorted to St Louis for protection. They partially destroyed the fort before leaving." ~ MO Ghosttowns; Ghost Towns - Pike County

Date Erected/Dedicated: fort: 1811; Marker: 1917

Who put it there? Private/Government?: Pike County Daughters of the Amrican Revolution

Location/Address:
MO D
Louisiana, MO USA


County/Province: Pike County

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