Stephens Alley House - Franklin, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 39° 00.827 W 092° 45.144
15S E 521435 N 4318334
Quick Description: This Franklin, MO town has a story all its own.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 4/21/2022 6:09:33 AM
Waymark Code: WM162HV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII
Views: 2

Long Description:

County of house: Howard County
Location of house: 630 Stephens Ave., Franklin

Not much information on the house, but it address is 630 Stephens Ave., even though it is NOT on Stephens Ave., but an alley a half block west of Stephens.
It is up on stilts because this town is in the Missouri River flood plain. A recent flood removed most of the buildings you see on Google maps.

About this town. Franklin was one of the first town west of the Mississippi River, was county seat of Howard County. It was south of this location, on State Hwy 87 and the Missouri River at the Katy Trail Crossing, and the entire town swept down the Missouri River in a flood (1827).

So the people moved to higher ground and created New Franklin. Still exists NE of this location, about 2 miles away.

This location was created when the MKT (Katy), Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railway came through the area. It built a depot, and hotel, and had its major division headquarters here, and also had the turn-table, or roundhouse, built here and named it Franklin Junction.
The railroad folded around 1986, and left this area abandoned, sort of. Some people did live here. So they re-named it Franklin.

So we have four names of Franklin, in different forms, and only three sites of towns. Oh, by-the-way, the original Franklin, is now known as Old Franklin.

630 Stephens Ave., Franklin, MO 65250

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