Concordia - Concordia, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 58.974 W 093° 34.101
15S E 450773 N 4315032
How and why it was named this name.
Waymark Code: WM3F4X
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 03/27/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
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Marker Erected by: Lafayette County Historical Society & Donated by Corder Mfg. Co.
County of Marker: Lafayette
Location of Marker: SE 6th St. & S. Main St., Central Park, Concordia

Marker Text:

German immigrants, seeking economic improvement, began settling here in 1838. Their post office was Cook's Store, a coach stop on the Sedalia-Lexington Road, 2½ miles west of here.

Opposed to slavery, they were loyal to the Union in the Civil War.

On May 17, 1865, the Lutheran pastor, Franz Julius Biltz (1825 - 1908), became postmaster and named this town "Concordia" since the war had ended, and there was now hope for concord between North and South. The Rev. Biltz served the community for forty-one years as faithful pastor, courageous leader, and founder of Saint Paul's College (1883).

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