Historical Markers in
Greene County, Missouri

1971 Tumbler A National Cemetery System A Union Plan / The Broken Pincer American Veterans Memorial Anthony "Tony" La Russa Armed Forces Memorial Battle of Springfield Battle of Springfield Battle of Springfield Battle of Springfield Battle of Springfield Battle of Springfield Battle of Springfield Battle of Springfield Battle of Springfield Battle of Springfield Battle of Springfield Battle's Beginning ... and End Bloody Hill Bob Broeg Bobby Bell Boegel and Hine Flour Mill Butterfield Overland Stage Charles Graham "Charlie" Spoonhour Cheryl Burnett Civil War Entrenchments Civil War Orphans' Home Coach Norm Stewart Confederate Burials In The National Cemetery Covered Bridge, Fair Grove, Missouri Dan Dierdorf Death of Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon Dedicated to the Loving Memory of Dr. R. Fred Schweitzer Don Faurot Dorrel "Whitey" Herzog Dr. Mary Jo Wynn Edwin T. "Ned" Reynolds Fairbanks Hall Fairbanks Hall Fight in Ray's Cornfield First Cabin in Springfield First Church In Greene County First Permanent Home of Bank of Ash Grove, Mo First Post Office in Springfield First School-House in Greene County First Springfield Railroad First Store in Greene County Garvin "Gary" Filbert Gary R. Pinkel Gene Verlon Bess George Howard Brett Gettysburg Address Gibson's House Site Gibson's Mill Gibson's Mill Site Gillioz Theater Guibor's Battery Henry "Hank" Louis Stram Historic Washington Avenue Baptist Church History of Springfield Public Square Indian Mounds Jack Buck Jackie Marie Stiles Jerry Hughes Jewell Theater John Jordan "Buck" O'Neil John Kadlec John Q. Hammons John Smith Phelps / Phelps Homesite John T. Woodruff John V. "Pete" Adkins Jon Thomas Sundvold Kentwood Hall Renovation Kickapoo Indian Village Lamar Hunt Len Dawson Louis Clark Brock Lynching in America / The Lynchings of Horace B. Duncan, Fred Coker and William Allen Maple Park Gazebo Mary Whitney Phelps Missouri Soldiers Memorial C.S.A Missouri State Guard Nathan Boone Cabin Navy Seabees Memorial Norman E. Stewart Osborne Earl "Ozzie" Smith Pearl Harbor Memorial POW MIA Bring Them Home Price's Headquarters Pulaski Arkansas Battery Pulaski Arkansas Battery Ray Springhouse Red's Giant Hamburg Remember Pearl Harbor Revolutionary War Memorial Richard Albert "Dick" Vermeil Robert L. "Bob" Pettit Jr. Rout of Sigel's Column Russell William "Rusty" Wallace Sequiota Park Shrine Mosque Sigel's Attack Signs From The Past Springfield Springfield National Cemetery St. Paul United Methodist Church Stanley Frank Musial Steak 'n Shake, Springfield, Missouri Stone Chapel Tau Eta Gamma (local) The Battle of Oak Hills The Catch The Colonial Hotel The Daughters Of The Confederacy Of Missouri Division The Day House The Eye of the Storm The Landers Theatre The Ray Family Thomas Michael "Mike" Shannon Three Black Men Lynched USS Nathanael Greene Veterans Memorial Veterans Memorial Vietnam Veterans Memorial Vietnam War Memorial Way to the Mill Wild Bill's Shootout William Charles "Bill" Virdon William L. (Bill) Rowe William Payne Stewart William Payne Stewart Wilshire Apartments World War I Memorial World War II Memorial Yellow Bonnet Girl Zagonyi's Charge "The Boy and The Man"
Missouri was admitted to the Union as the 24th state on August 10, 1821, becoming the first state entirely west of the Mississippi River.

Greene County, Missouri, situated in the southwest part of the state, has a rich history that dates back to the early 19th century. The region was originally inhabited by Osage Native Americans, but European settlers began to arrive in the late 1820s. In 1833, Greene County was established, named after American Revolutionary War hero Nathanael Greene.

During the mid-1800s, Greene County experienced rapid growth due to the expansion of the railroad system. This resulted in increased trade and commerce, and the county's population grew significantly. The county seat, Springfield, became a center for politics, education, and business, with notable establishments like Missouri State University being founded during this time.

Greene County played a significant role in the American Civil War. Springfield was the scene of numerous battles and skirmishes, as both Union and Confederate forces sought control of this strategically important region. The Battle of Wilson's Creek, fought just outside Springfield in 1861, was a major engagement that drew national attention.

In the decades that followed, Greene County continued to flourish. The discovery of lead and zinc deposits in the late 19th century fueled further economic growth and attracted mining operations to the area. Today, Greene County is known for its thriving economy, diverse culture, and rich historical heritage, making it an attractive place to live and visit.

  • 1833 - Greene County is established on January 2.
  • 1835 - The first courthouse is built in Springfield.
  • 1838 - Springfield becomes the county seat.
  • 1854 - The St. Louis-San Francisco Railway is incorporated.
  • 1861 - The American Civil War begins, and Greene County becomes a battleground.
  • 1865 - The Civil War ends, and the county begins to rebuild.
  • 1901 - The Frisco Building is constructed in Springfield, becoming the tallest building in Missouri at the time.
  • 1907 - The Springfield News-Leader newspaper is established.
  • 1910 - The Greene County Courthouse, the current courthouse, is built.
  • 1920 - The population of Greene County reaches over 80,000.
  • 1939 - The Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Aquarium opens in Springfield.
  • 1957 - Springfield College is renamed Drury College.
  • 1960 - The population of Greene County surpasses 150,000.
  • 1973 - Drury College becomes Drury University.
  • 1983 - Bass Pro Shops opens its flagship store in Springfield.
  • 2000 - The population of Greene County exceeds 240,000.
  • 2011 - The Joplin tornado, one of the deadliest tornadoes in U.S. history, affects Greene County.