El Camino Real - Caruthersville, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 36° 11.605 W 089° 39.344
16S E 261204 N 4008670
Quick Description: Red granite marker along the historic El Camino Real (or The Royal Road) in Caruthersville, Missouri
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 8/8/2013 8:05:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMHREK
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Guesthouses
Views: 2

Long Description:

The El Camino Real or Kings Highway was built in 1789 following an old Indian trail. It was the oldest public road in Missouri. It extended from St. Louis south to Little Prairie now known as Caruthersville. The present day US Hwy 61 now follows roughly along the route of this old road

Text of marker:

El Camino Real

Little Prairie
New Madrid
Cape Girardeau
Ste. Genevieve
 St. Louis

Erected By The
Missouri Daughters
Of The American
A.D. 1915 

Feature Discription: Granite marker

Web address for the route: [Web Link]

Secondary Web Address: [Web Link]

Beginning of the road: Little Prairie now Caruthersville

End of the road: St. Louis

Visit Instructions:
We ask that if you visit the site, please include a unique picture with your impressions of the location. If possible, and if you are not too shy, please include yourself and your group in the photo. Extra points will be given for your best buffalo imitation or if you are licking something salty.
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