Neff Tavern Smokehouse

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Neff Tavern Smokehouse
Neff Tavern Smokehouse is located in Missouri
Neff Tavern Smokehouse
Neff Tavern Smokehouse is located in the US
Neff Tavern Smokehouse
LocationNortheast of Napton off MO 41, near Napton, Missouri
Coordinates39°5′47.62″N 93°2′38.65″W / 39.0965611°N 93.0440694°W / 39.0965611; -93.0440694Coordinates: 39°5′47.62″N 93°2′38.65″W / 39.0965611°N 93.0440694°W / 39.0965611; -93.0440694
Area0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Built1837 (1837)
NRHP reference #78001676[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 30, 1978

The Neff Tavern Smokehouse is a historic smokehouse located on the old Santa Fe Trail northeast of Napton, Saline County, Missouri. It is off Interstate 70 and 6 miles west of Arrow Rock, Missouri. Missouri pioneer Isaac Neff (aka Isaac Nave) was born in Tennessee in 1797 and died in Missouri in 1878. He originally built a log tavern on the site in 1837. The Santa Fe Trail went between the tavern and the barn (later a stage station), skirted the family cemetery, and continued to the northwest. The tavern was torn down in 1890. The stone smokehouse is the only remaining original structure on Neff's former property.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Npelle Soren and Mrs. Henry (Jean Tyree) Hamilton (June 1978). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Neff Tavern Smokehouse" (PDF). Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2017-02-01. (includes 5 photographs)
  • History of Saline County, Missouri, Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, Mo., 1881.
  • The Nave Family - 500 Years: Switzerland, Tennessee, Missouri & Montana, by Arian E. Collins, Bordertown Publications, San Diego, Calif., 2006.
  • History of Pioneer Families of Missouri, by William Bryan and Robert Rose, originally published by Bryan Brand & Co., St. Louis, Mo., 1876. Reprinted, Lucas Brothers, Columbia, Mo., 1935.

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