Santa Fe, Missouri

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Santa Fe is an unincorporated community in southeastern Monroe County, Missouri, United States.[1] It is located approximately twenty-five miles north of Mexico, near the southern edge of Mark Twain Lake. The Clemens family (one of whom was Samuel Clemens, a.k.a. "Mark Twain") owned several tracts of land in the area.

Santa Fe was founded in 1836 and named for Santa Fe, New Mexico.[2][3] A post office called Santa Fe has been in operation since 1854.[4]

The Mark Twain State Park Picnic Shelter at Buzzard's Roost was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[5]

Civil War[edit]

A battle was fought on July 24, 1862, in Santa Fe during the American Civil War between the 3rd Iowa Volunteer Cavalry Regiment, under command of Colonel Henry Clay Caldwell, and the 1st Northeast Missouri Cavalry led by Colonel Joseph C. Porter. In A History of Northeast Missouri, Volume 1 the writer indicates this battle might have taken place on July 22, as by the 23rd Porter had already supposedly entered Callaway County.[6]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Santa Fe, Missouri
  2. ^ Ramsay, Robert L. (1952). Our Storehouse of Missouri Place Names. University of Missouri Press. p. 27. ISBN 9780826205865.
  3. ^ "Monroe County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 10, 2016.
  4. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  5. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  6. ^ Williams, Walter (1913). A History of Northeast Missouri, Volume 1. Lewis publishing Company. p. 61. Retrieved December 31, 2019. Battle of Newark, Missouri. (Google books)

Coordinates: 39°22′08″N 91°49′09″W / 39.36889°N 91.81917°W / 39.36889; -91.81917