The Webber Homestead - Rolla, MO
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N 37° 56.796 W 091° 46.751
15S E 607264 N 4200592
The first residence in Rolla
Waymark Code: WMN93N
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 01/22/2015
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Geo Ferret
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County of marker: Phelps County
Location of marker: Kingshighway (bus. I-40), University of Missouri Rock Mechanics lawn [former Missouri Trachoma Hospital], Rolla

Marker text:

The Webber Homestead
John Webber established the first homestead in what in now the city of Rolla on this site in about 1845. The one and one-half story, single rook log cabin he constructed stood just north of this plaque. The concrete marker that covers Webber's water well is the only remaining feature of Rolla's first residence.

The commissioners who located the Phelps County seat at Rolla in 1857 used Webber's cabin as a meeting place, and Webber's homestead was included within Rolla when the city was created in 1861. Webber lived here until 1880 when he moved to southern Phelps County where he died in 1889.

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