Brookfield - Brookfield, MO
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N 39° 47.320 W 093° 04.532
15S E 493532 N 4404304
Marker in the median between the twin parks...
Waymark Code: WM128N6
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 03/30/2020
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County of marker: Linn County
Location of marker: Main St., between Twin Parks, Brookfield
Marker Erected By: The State Historical Society of Missouri
Date Erected: 1931

Marker Text:

Founded in 1859 and named for John Wood Brooks, who surveyed the town. First Incorporated in 1865. The town became division headquarters for the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad in 1859

"Brookfield was surveyed in 1859 by John Wood Brooks, a native of Boston. John Wood Brooks is further remembered by the names of four Brookfield streets: John, Wood, Brooks, and Boston streets.[6] A post office called Brookfield has been in operation since 1860" ~ Wikipedia

"he Hannibal and St. Joseph train engineer named Brook, figured out that stopping at Laclede for water took time from his route. He figured he could go five more miles before stopping for water, and did so making better time; earning the railroad more money, and they named the town of Brookfield to reward his contribution. Laclede lost the train stopping." ~ History of Linn County, 1882

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