The Liberty Landing

The Liberty Landing (HMVDJ)

Location: Liberty, MO 64068 Clay County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 12.38', W 94° 22.998'

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The Liberty Landing, also known as Baxter's Landing, located at the base of the bluffs one half mile west of Missouri 291 Highway, played a significant role in the history and development of Liberty, Missouri as well as Clay County. In use from 1829 until the 1890's, the landing was much more than a tie up location for keelboats and riverboats. A settlement flourished that included a hemp factory with rope walk, tobacco warehouse, livery stables, vineyard with winery, hotel, post office and at least seven houses. An 1877 map shows a town with thirty-five lots laid out. As trains replaced steamboats as the favored mode of transportation, the landing was abandoned. In 1906 the United States Government blew the rings used to tie up steamboats out of the rocks. Little is left of the landing due to development of the area.

Photograph courtesy of the Clay County Archives Museum and Library, Inc. Research by Christopher Harris. This historic exhibit was donated by the Liberty Sertoma Club.
Placed ByThe Liberty, Missouri Sertoma Club
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 1:10pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 380563 N 4340585
Decimal Degrees39.20633333, -94.38330000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 12.38', W 94° 22.998'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 12' 22.80" N, 94° 22' 59.88" W
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Area Code(s)816
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2200 Old State Hwy 210, Liberty MO 64068, US
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