Platte City

Platte City (HM175S)

Location: Platte City, MO 64079 Platte County
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N 39° 22.215', W 94° 47.023'

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William McClung Paxton

Here in 1839, with the "Platte Purchase", some of many settlers from Kentucky joined to establish Platte City; one, an Attorney, Merchant, Farmer, Mill Operator, Abstractor, Banker, Public Administrator, Genealogist, Historian, Poet and Civic Leader was William McClung Paxton. Born March 2, 1819 in Mason County he settled in Martinsville, now Platte City. In 1840 he traveled to Kentucky to wed Mary Forman and together returned to Platte County. A devoted Presbyterian, he was also a dedicated Mason holding membership in several Masonic bodies. In 1897, he authored the "Annals of Platte County", a leading reference for county history from its exploration, with genealogies of its noted families and sketches of pioneers and distinguished people, accumulating an addendum until his death, July 21, 1916. By that time, he had witnessed, participated in and chronicled the evolution of Platte County and this city from a pristine wilderness to a modern civilization. For his contributions and labors, present and future generations owe him their gratitude.
HM NumberHM175S
Year Placed2004
Placed ByNative Sons and Daughters of Greater Kansas City
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 6:18pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 346348 N 4359382
Decimal Degrees39.37025000, -94.78371667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 22.215', W 94° 47.023'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 22' 12.90" N, 94° 47' 1.38" W
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Area Code(s)816
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 548-598 N 1 St, Platte City MO 64079, US
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