Battle of Athens State Historic Site
Site of the northernmost Civil War battle west of the Mississippi
The Battle of Athens State Historic Site
Photo taken by kjfishman in June 2011
+40.58254, -91.6985040°34'57" N, 91°41'55" W
The Battle of Athens State Historic Site is where the northern most battle of the civil war took place. There are a few homes and a church remaining. There are campgrounds at the site.
Every three years in August, major Civil War reenactment of the battle; Spring and Christmas, Open house; November, Veteran's Day Observance and Open House.
"This is the site of the northernmost Civil War battle west of the Mississippi. Union home guardsmen defeated southern Missouri state guard forces here on August 5, 1861. Thome-Benning House (open to the public) was struck by Southern artillery fire during the battle and has since been known as the "Cannonball House."
- January 9, 2020: New photos from kjfishman
- January 9, 2020: Added by kjfishman