Ritchey Barnyard and Barn Site – First Battle of Newtonia Historic District – Newtonia, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 36° 52.687 W 094° 10.980
15S E 394571 N 4082004
Quick Description: A location which saw heavy fighting during the First Battle of Newtonia during the Civil War.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 4/2/2015 8:19:58 PM
Waymark Code: WMNMA5
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:

Ritchey Barnyard and Barn Site: The battle raged around Matthew Ritchey's barn in what is now the 500 block of Mill Street. The grassy site with a scattering of trees is currently owned by the Newtonia Battlefields Protection Association. The Ritchey barnyard of some 2 1/2 acres was surrounded by a stone fence used for cover by Confederates against attacking Federals. The barn survived the battle but was destroyed in the late 19 Century. Archaeological surveys have indicated its approximate location across Mill Street from the Ritchey House and confirmed that heavy fighting occurred there during the First Battle of Newtonia.

– National Register Nomination

The site now mostly a grassy field with some trees.

Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): First Battle of Newtonia Historic District

Link to nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

Mill St. Newtonia, Missouri

How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Narrative found on the internet (Link provided below)

Optional link to narrative or database: [Web Link]

NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): Not listed

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