1838-1855The town was only a spark in 1834 when entrepreneur and tradesman John Calvin McCoy cut a primitive path from this store to a prominent rock ledge on the river - a perfect landing for riverboats. The steamboat John Hancock, laden with goods for McCoy, was the first to dock at Westport Landing. In the same year, McCoy laid out lots around his store four miles south of the river and named it Westport.
|Placed By||National Park Service and Kansas City Area Historic Trails Association|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, August 21st, 2015 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 363036 N 4330451|
|Decimal Degrees||39.11246667, -94.58418333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 6.748', W 94° 35.051'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 6' 44.88" N, 94° 35' 3.06" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||816, 913|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Riverfront Heritage Trail, Kansas City MO 64106, US|
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