George Washington - Washington, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 33.436 W 091° 00.764
15S E 673155 N 4269520
plaque and statue at city hall
Waymark Code: WMZB95
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 10/13/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member MountainWoods
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County of plaque: Franklin County
Location of statue: E. 4th St., next to City Hall, Washington
Sculptor: Sabra Tull Meyer
Dedicated May 15, 2004
Erected by: The City of Washington

Text on Plaque:

Permanent settlers began arriving in the area of present-day Washington, Missouri, in the 1790s. After former United States President George Washington died at his Virginia estate in 1799, numerous cities, counties and a state were named in his honor.

It is unknown who first called the Missouri River Port here "Washington Landing." When Lucinda Owens filed the plat of the town on May 29, 1839, it had officially became known as Washington.

This monument to our city's namesake, George Washington, was dedicated to the citizens of the City of Washington on May 15, 2004

Sculptor Sabra Tull Meyer

History of Mark:
Honoring the namesake of the city.

Web link: Not listed

Additional point: Not Listed

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