Giving credit where credit is more than due -
These maps of the Missouri River have been compiled by site contributor
Wayne Johnson, the webmaster for the Kingdom
of Callaway Historical Society
in Fulton Missouri.
Wayne has allowed me to link directly to his work at Google Maps.
A few of Wayne's words about the locations markers you will find
on the maps -
"Google maps use the center of the pin to mark
the location rather than the presumed point of penetration of the
pin. Consequently, the true location only becomes more accurate as
one zooms in at higher and higher resolution. Oh well, a small price
to pay. I doubt that many of the users will be that discerning. As
one views the map they might observe that the inland pins are improperly
placed without realizing the tremendous changes of the course of the
Missouri River over the past 150 years. In working with locations
along the river which I am most familiar with, I have come to realize
the accuracy of those maps which amazes me. Surveying along a river
is most difficult as is evidenced with the irregularities in the PLSS
section lines on both sides of the river. Their accuracy really astounds
me since they were working in difficult conditions with rather primitive
tools. Comparison of scaled latitude and longitude to those taken
onsite was extremely accurate."
This series of maps starts at the confluance of the Mississippi and
Missouri rivers and is numbered from east to west and northward.
They show both steamboat landings and wrecks.
Missouri North Into Nebraska
1 - St Louis, Mo. to N. of Florissant,
2 - N. of Florissant, Mo.to I-64,
Weldon Spring Heights, Mo
3 - I-64, Weldon Spring Heights, Mo.to
Washington @ State Highway 47
4 - Washington @ State Highway 47 to
Just East of Hermann, Mo.
5 - Just East of Hermann, Mo.to
6 - Portland, Mo. to Jefferson
7 - Jefferson City, Mo. to Lupus,
8 - Lupus, Mo. to just East of
9 - Boonville, Mo. north to
10 - Glasgow, Mo. to
South of Brunswick, Mo.
11 - Brunswick, Mo. to Waverly,
12 - Waverly, Mo. to Lexington,
13 - Lexington, Mo. to Missouri
14 - Missouri City, Mo. to Riverside,
Mo. (Kansas City area)
15 - Riverside, Mo. (Kansas City area) to
16 - Weston, Mo. to Atchison,
17 - Atchison, Ks. to St. Joseph,
18 - St. Joseph, Mo. to White
19 - White Cloud, Ks. to Indian
Cave State Park, Neb.
20 - Indian Cave State Park, Neb. to
21 - Brownville, Neb. to Just
north of Nebraska City, Neb.
Other Maps of Missouri's Rivers
Wrecks, Jefferson City, Mo to Kansas City, Mo.
From Callaway County Cultural Resources
R. Steamboat Landings, Callaway County Mo.
R. and Osage R. in Mo.