West Highway 8
St. James, Missouri 65565
Within the Woodson K. Woods Memorial Conservation Area, 8 miles west of Steelville, is
this historic log cabin built in 1834 by Levi Snelson. During 1835-1836 it served as
Crawford County's first courthouse and is the county's oldest home. Mr. Snelson later sold
the home to John Brinker. An old smoke house and the family cemetery remain on the
property. The cemetery is reported to hold the remains of early settlers from the Maramec
Springs Community, Civil War veterans and Cherokee Indians who died while passing this
way on the Trail of Tears.
Distance from Cabins & Campground - 25 miles
Woodson K. Woods Map
Phelps County Jail and Museum
305 West Third Street
Rolla, Missouri 65401
The 2 story jail built in 1860 housed Civil
War prisioners. Across the street is the
courthouse museum which was added to the
National Register of Historic Places in the
1990s. The log cabin 1830s museum houses
artifacts of the county's pioneers, Civil War
and early commerce and industry. Guided
tours are free.
Distance from Cabins & Campground -46 miles
For information, please call (573) 364-5977
Fort Davidson State Historic Site
118 E. Maple
Pilot Knob, Missouri 63663
The Arcadia Valley in Iron County is one of Missouri's most
scenic areas. In 1864, the valley was the scene of one of the
largest and hardest fought battles on Missouri soil; the Battle
of Pilot Knob. This site preserves Fort Davidson and the Pilot
Knob battlefield where so many soldiers lost their lives. A
visitor center interprets the battle. It features exhibits, a
research library, a presentation and a fiber optics replica of
the battle. A playground and picnic area are available.
Distance from Cabins & Campground - 48 miles
Missouri Mines State Historic Site
2800 Pimville Road
Park Hills, Missouri 63601
Within St. Joe State Park, in an area known as the Old Lead Belt, the
historic mill buildings still remain and have been designated as the
Missouri Mines State Historic Site. The mining industry in this area
has played an significant role for more than 280 years in Missouri's
economy. Missouri Mines State Historic Site preserves the historic
structures and artifacts of the largest mining mill in the area. Three
galleries are currently open to visitors displaying antique mining
equipment and important minerals and gemstones.
Distance from Cabins & Campground - 44 miles
Iron County Courthouse
250 South Main Street
Ironton, Missouri 63650
Built in the mid-1800s and on the National Register of Historic
Places is the Iron County Courthouse. It contains Civil War history.
And when you're finished at the courthouse don't forget to stop down
the street to see the Ulysses S. Grant Monument.
Distance from Cabins & Campground - 50 miles
Rolla, Missouri 65402
Visitors can get a true feeling of
the history of the Ozarks area on
this self- guided tour of 10
different Rolla sites.
Distance from Cabins & Campground -
For information, please call (573)
Dillard Mill State Historic Site
142 Dillard Mill Road
Davisville, Missouri 65456
Dillard Mill rests along side the Huzzah Creek and was the second mill
built at that site. The first built in the 1850s was destroyed in 1895 by
fire. Farmers brought their grain to the mill to be ground into flour.
Operation of the mill ceased in 1956. Most of the original machinery
remains intact and operational. During a tour of the mill, a turn of a
wheel brings the machinery back to life. Tours are given year-round and
visitors should bring a jacket because the mill is not heated. Visitors can
also wade across the creek to a one and a half mile hiking trail. If you
visit Dillard Mill on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday, walk next door and
treat yourself to a fresh cooked meal at The Traveler's Table.
Distance from Cabins & Campground - 22 miles
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