Battle of Pilot Knob - The Arcadia Valley - Pilot Knob, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member gparkes
N 37° 37.685 W 090° 39.001
15S E 707374 N 4167148
Quick Description: The Battle of Pilot Knob ran from just east of Arcadia, through Ironton, and up into Pilot Knob and Fort Davidson. There are 16 markers, and if taken in order will give the viewer an appreciation for the rolling battle through the Arcadia Valley.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 10/9/2009 6:31:29 PM
Waymark Code: WM7DJ1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
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Long Description:

The Arcadia Valley

The three towns of Arcadia, Ironton and Pilot Knob are located in the Arcadia Valley. The Valley’s iron mining industry helped spur population growth and led the St. Louis & Iron Mountain Railroad to extend its tracks to Pilot Knob in 1858. The strategic nature of the railroad terminus and supply depot then situated in Pilot Knob explains the presence of Union forces in the valley during the Civil War and why the Battle of Pilot Knob was fought.


This marker is number 16 of 16 located within the 6 mile stretch of the battlefield. The marker is located in the parking lot of a medical clinic alongside of the 15th marker.

Below you can directly go to each of the waymarks consisting of the tour.


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