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BLACKWELL, MISSOURI

Blackwell's Station, now referred to as just Blackwell, is a small town in northern St. Francois County, Missouri.  It is on the west bank of Big River on the historic St. Louis & Iron Mountain railroad which was constructed in 1858.  The town was named in honor of Jeremiah Blackwell, a soldier from the war of 1812,  who settled in the area during the 1820's. 

In October, 1861 the area was attacked by Confederate soldiers under command of Gen. Jeff "Swamp Fox" Thompson & the Big River bridge was burned.  It was eventually replaced. Legends of the town of Blackwell & surrounding area being haunted are numerous.  It has been reported that one can stand on the bridge & hear the sound of Indian (Native American) drums emanating from the river valley.  Another local legend tells of Judge Blackwell who liked to hang people from the Blackwell bridge.

 

 

FRANCIS BLACKWELL

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JESSE BLACKWELL

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