Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site

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Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site
Missouri State Historic Site
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Country United States
State Missouri
County New Madrid
City New Madrid
Coordinates 36°35′45″N 89°31′26″W / 36.59583°N 89.52389°W / 36.59583; -89.52389Coordinates: 36°35′45″N 89°31′26″W / 36.59583°N 89.52389°W / 36.59583; -89.52389
Area 19.8 acres (8 ha) [1]
State acquisition 1967 [2]
Management Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Website: Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site

The Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site is a state-owned property in New Madrid, Missouri, maintained by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources as a historic house museum and state historic site.[3] The Hunter-Dawson House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.[4]

History[edit]

The 15-room house with nine fireplaces was built in 1860 by William and Amanda Hunter, local store owners. Their daughter Ella and her husband William Dawson inherited it in 1876. It remained in the family until 1958, and was purchased by the city in 1966 before being donated to the state. The museum retains much of the original furniture.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Missouri State Park Advisory Board Annual Report 2008". Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved October 30, 2015. 
  2. ^ "State Park Land Acquisition Summary". Missouri State Parks. Retrieved October 30, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site". Missouri State Parks. Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved October 30, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Hunter-Dawson House". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved October 30, 2015. 

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