General John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site

General John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site


Location:In Laclede, 1 mile north of US 36 on Highway 5 in Linn County.
Facilities:Historic sites, picnic area.
Activities:Guided tours.
Special Features:General John "Black Jack" Pershing was the highest ranking military officer in United States history and was named General of the Armies of the US by a special act of Congress after World War I. Pershing grew up in Laclede, and his boyhood home, a Gothic 9-room house, features displays related to local history and to Pershing's life and career. The site also includes the one-room Prairie Mound School.
Address:1100 Pershing Dr
Laclede, MO 64651

Phone:660-963-2525
Web: www.mostateparks.com/pershingsite.htm
Size: 3 acres.

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