Map of the Entire Butterfield Overland Trail. This map displays the entire route of the mail route from St. Louis, Missouri, and Memphis, Tennessee, to San Francisco, California. Document Content: Map of the Entire Butterfield Overland Trail (692.1 KB, PDF file) Disclaimer: Links within the above document (s) were valid as of the date published Maps of the Route. The full map above shows stations and a few other points of interest. Use the icon on the upper left to open the list of stations by state. The following are quick links to Google maps for each state from east to west showing the route of the Butterfield Overland Mail in more detail
The stagecoach routes of the Butterfield Overland Mail. This map was created by a user. Learn how to create your own MLA Format. Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. Map of the Butterfield Overland Trail mail route through the southwestern United States The New York Public Library Digital Collections.1857 - 1861 The Butterfield Overland Mail Co. operated from 1858 to 1861 under contract with the U.S. Postal Department, providing transportation of U.S. mail between St. Louis, Mo., and San Francisco, Calif. The route proposed by the Butterfield Mail Co. became known as the Oxbow Route because of its shape on a map, starting in St. Loui The Butterfield Overland Trail was eclipsed by the faster Pony Express in 1860, and Civil War bushwhackers and hostile Indians in the west spelled an end for the company by 1861. The Butterfield Overland Mail Trail Route is currently being considered as a possible National Historic Trail. Start at West Memphis on US 70 through Forrest City.
The Butterfield (or Southern) Overland Mail was a mail and passenger stage service from St. Louis, Missouri, and Memphis, Tennessee, to San Francisco, California. It operated from September, 1858 to March, 1861 and is considered the nation's first transcontinental mail service. This series includes markers about the Butterfield Overland Mail that generally follow the route of the stage line Butterfield Overland Mail (officially the Overland Mail Company) was a stagecoach service in the United States operating from 1858 to 1861. It carried passengers and U.S. Mail from two eastern termini, Memphis, Tennessee, and St. Louis, Missouri, to San Francisco, California.The routes from each eastern terminus met at Fort Smith, Arkansas, and then continued through Indian Territory (), Texas. .It is a 3.1-mile (5.0 km) segment of Lee Creek Road, which diverges from Arkansas Highway 220 north of Cedarville.This road section appears to closely follow the original alignment of the main road in the region in 1839, which connected Fayetteville and Van Buren Show map of Texas Show map of the United States Show all. In Texas, the Butterfield Overland Mail service created by Congress on March 3, 1857, operated until March 30, 1861. The route that was operated extended from San Francisco, California to Los Angeles, then across the Colorado Desert to Fort Yuma, then across New Mexico Territory via. The Butterfield Overland Mail Route Lucian Wood Road Segment is a historic stretch of road in Crawford County, Arkansas.It is a 3-mile (4.8 km) segment of Lucian Wood Road, extending northward from a junction with Armer Lane in Cedarville.This road section appears to closely follow the original alignment of the main road in the region in 1839, which connected Fayetteville and Van Buren
Butterfield's Overland Mail Route The third route to California was the longest and most legendary - the Butterfield Overland Mail. In 1857, Congress authorized the Postmaster General to contract for the carriage of letters from somewhere on the Mississippi River - it would be the contractor's choice - to San Francisco for six years Butterfield Overland Mail. On September 15, 1857, businessman and financier John Butterfield of Utica, New York won a coveted six-year, $600,000-a-year federal contract to transport mail twice a week between St. Louis, Missouri and San Francisco in 25 days. At the time, it was the largest land-mail contract ever awarded in the United States. Road of Trail Name: Butterfield Overland Mail Route True name: Butterfield Stage Line, Overland Mail. State: Missouri. County: United States. Historical Significance: First mail movement from east coast to west coast. Communications changed the world and caused California to become a state. Years in use: 1858 to 1861 In 1861 John Butterfield, who since 1858 had been using the Butterfield Overland Mail route through the deserts of the American Southwest, also switched to the Central Route to avoid possible hostilities during the American Civil War
Butterfield Overland Mail Company book [The overland mail trail is] the longest and most important route ever established in any country —Postmaster General Aaron Brown. Stage line entrepreneur John Butterfield produced this record book for distribution to his conductors and station agents along the Butterfield Overland Mail trail Map of the Butterfield Overland Mail Route through Texas and the Central Overland Route in the inset. When the Overland Mail Company Contract No. 12578 was transferred to the Central Overland Trail, the contract was amended on March 12, 1861 to include the Pony Express. The new contract stated the following
Regarding Posey Station of Butterfield Overland Mail Lines. The original marker had the following text: Two and one-half miles east of this point stood the Posey Station on the Butterfield Overland Stage route that ran from St. Louis, Missouri through present-day Kern County to San Francisco during 1858-61, until the outbreak of the Civil War The Butterfield Overland Mail was a mail and passenger stagecoach service that linked the Western and Eastern states. John Butterfield, president of the Overland Mail Company, won a federal government contact in 1857 to take and deliver mail twice . . . — — Map (db m68170) HM FOLLOWING THE BUTTERFIELD OVERLAND MAIL ROUTE Fort Bowie, Arizona to Anza-Borrego, California A Love Your Parks Tour Story by Lisa D. Smith and Nancy J. Reid . Glynn Burrows, historian and owner of Norfolk Tours in England, discusses on Big Blend Radio, the historic family connection that John Butterfield, founder of the The Butterfield Overland Mail Company, had with England
Map of the Butterfield overland mail route, showing the dual eastern termini at St. Louis and Memphis, with a bifurcation at Fort Smith. Postmaster General Brown stipulated the 2,800-mile route to be followed when he awarded the twice-weekly overland contract to John Butterfield and his associates on September 16, 1857 Butterfield's Overland Mail Company, also known as the Overland Stage Company, was the brainchild of John Butterfield. Through the 1840s and 1850s, mail was carried between the east and west coasts by several private companies, some under federal contract, using various routes, including ocean steamers around South America, or overland. Also known as the Jackass Mail, this was the earliest overland stagecoach and mail operation to California. Established in 1857 the route ran for 1,476 miles from San Antonio via the San Antonio-El Paso Road (7L6) then continued north to Mesilla where it took the Southern Emigrant Trail (7S6) from there to San Diego . 87 watering places and. The Overland Mail and Butterfield Trail. January 28 - February 3, 2019 By Jay Edwards John Butterfield was born in 1801, in Berne, New York. Despite being raised on a farm, the effects of new technologies like the steamboat, electric telegraph and steam locomotive were known to the young man destined to be one of the young republic's greatest entrepreneurs
for fun — I drove a route across western Kansas that approximated the Butterfield Overland Despatch (BOD) along the Smoky Hill River. The route is based on studies by Kansas historian Howard Raynesford and is highlighted in green on the accompanying maps (gray highlight when printed in black-and-white) . It carried passengers and U.S. Mail from two eastern termini, Memphis, Tennessee and St. Louis, Missouri to San Francisco, California.The routes from each eastern terminus met at Fort Smith, Arkansas, and then continued through Indian Territory, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Baja.
The next year, the Butterfield Overland Mail route was discontinued and the Pony Express joined forces with Wells Fargo to deliver the mail. Though the Butterfield operation lasted only two-and-a-half years, its existence helped stitch together a growing country and open the West to settlement The Butterfield Overland Mail Company, also known as the Butterfield Stage, held a United States (US) Mail contract to transport mail and passengers over the ox-bow route between the eastern termini of St. Louis, Missouri, and Memphis, Tennessee, and the western terminus of San Francisco
The California Trail mail route farther north along the Humboldt River was quickly switched to the shorter Central Overland route. As the American Civil War approached the Butterfield Overland Mail route was also switched to the Central Overland Trail in order to avoid capture in the southern states . After California was admitted as a state in 1850, its leaders demanded a transcontinental railroad be built to the state. After six years with no congressional activity, Californians requested that mail service be improved while they waited for the railroad to be. The Overland Trail, also known as the Overland Stage Line, was a stagecoach and wagon road in the American West.Portions of the route had been used by explorers and trappers since the 1820s, especially along what would later become the California, Oregon, and Mormon Trails.The Overland Trail Mail route was established by Ben Holladay, in 1862, which closely followed the Pony Express Trail
. The route crossed Indian Territory from Colbert's Ferry to Fort Smith, Arkansas which was the Center for the Overland Mail's' 7th Division. Fort Smith was also the junction point of the south bound coaches with the Memphis mail and its. For those wishing to following the historic route of the Butterfield Overland Mail Company, the map below shows the original stagecoach route with historic spots noted along the way. So far, we have the sections pretty well detailed through Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma and part of Texas, but intend to add the rest of the route as time permits The Butterfield Overland Stage and Mail Coach was the first transcontinental route to traverse the Red River Valley, but lasted only for a few years due to the Civil War. In some places, the ruts from the stages are still visible, like here in Boggy Depot, Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma
Inscription reads: This tablet marks part of the Butterfield Stage Route from St. Louis to San Francisco 1857-1860. The Butterfield Overland Mail Trail, also known as the Oxbow Route, the Butterfield Overland Stage, or the Butterfield Stage, was a stagecoach route in the United States, operating from 1857 to 1861 The historic Butterfield Overland Stage route was one of the major intercontinental routes across North America--in the same class as the Oregon Trail, California Trail, and Santa Fe Trail. At over 2500 miles, the Butterfield was the longest regularly scheduled overland stage route ever operated--anywhere in the world There were many mail and stage lines in California in the 1850s, but the Butterfield Overland Mail stage route was the first to connect Northern and Southern California to rail lines in St. Louis It was purchased in order to have a snow-free route from the rest of the United States to California. From 1857 to 1861 a mail and stage coach route was used called the Butterfield Overland Mail, or Oxbow Route, or Butterfield Overland Stage. The route went from eastern terminals at St. Louis, Missouri and Memphis, Tennessee and joined at Fort.
Route continued. Jacksboro Station in Jack County at Lost Creek; Murphy's Station in Young County; Fort Belknap in Young County was a major stop for the Butterfield. The period of the Butterfield Overland Stagecoach and Mail route coincided with the Comanche and Brazos Indian Reservations, which were all within a short distance of Fort Belknap. One of the best preserved stagecoach stations on the Butterfield Overland Mail Route, this restored antebellum home built circa 1850 has period furnishings. The five log structures on the grounds offer an antique clothing and hat exhibit as well as a 'dress up' area for children, antique farm equipment and historic photos
Williams, J. W. The Butterfield Overland Mail Road Across Texas. Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume LXI, July, 1957. pp 1-19. Related DesertUSA Pages. John Butterfield (Has a map of the route) Vallecito Stage Coach Day Waterman Lily Ormsby III left his home and family to become the first person to complete - as sole passenger - the first trip on the Butterfield Overland Mail coach. On the afternoon of September 28,1858, the conductor of the first westbound Butterfield Overland Mail Coach sounded his bugle to announce the coach's arrival at the Pinery
In 1857, Congress authorized the establishment of an interstate mail route between St. Louis and San Francisco, to help alleviate California's isolation from the rest of the United States. A southern route was chosen, so as to avoid interference from winter snows. John Butterfield was awarded the contract to build and operate the mail trail Butterfield Stage Route; Butterfield Stage History; The Raynesford Papers - biography of Howard Raynesford with many notes including the Butterfield Dispatch St. Louis to California, through Texas (includes map), Wells Fargo Nothing Must Stop The Mail! The Butterfield Overland Express Chisholm Trail/Chisholm Cattle Trai This port on the Arkansas River was also a stopping spot for the Butterfield Overland Mail Route. Both the Trail of Tears and the Butterfield Trail are part of the Arkansas Historic Trails System. 6200 Hwy. 319 W. Conway, AR 72034. Get Directions. View Map. Phone. 501-450-6186. Amenities / General Info. Handicap Accessible; Pet-Friendly; Order. Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for Butterfield Overland Mail Route Through Grayson County in Sherman, Texas. Text: In the mid-19th century, mail traffic between the eastern United States and the Western states and territories was accomplished via Panama and Cape Horn. in 1857, Congress authorized the postmaster to contract a new overland mail service
Here was located a stage stand of the Butterfield Overland Mail Route, under acto fo congress, March 3, 1857. First mail state arrived here in September, 1958, enroute to San Francisco, Service continued until the outbreate of war between the state Butterfield Stage Line Overland mail. This was the first stop and supper stop when the Terminus was In Tipton, MO., which was only in 1858. In late 1858 the Missouri Pacific Railroad had laid it's lines farther west to Syracuse, MO. and it became the eastern terminus of the stage line from 1859 into 1861. Route Map . Butterfield coaches. 2. Explore the Pinery Butterfield stage station. the Butterfield Overland Mail Route from St. Louis to San Francisco established a station at Pine Spring, built in 1853. The map shows the Old Butterfield Stage route through the Guadalupe Mountains. A monument marks the path leading to the rocky ruins BUTTERFIELD OVERLAND MAIL ROUTE Historical Landmark Description: This pass, Puerta, between the desert and the cooler valleys to the north, was used by the Mormon Battalion, Kearny's Army of the West, the Butterfield Overland Mail stages, and emigrants who eventually settled the West
The Butterfield Overland Mail in Indian Territory was part of the Butterfield Overland Mail service (1857-1861) created by Congress March 3, 1857. In Indian Territory, the route crossed from Arkansas into the Choctaw Nation at Skullyville and left the Chickasaw Nation at Colbert's Ferry into Texas The famous Butterfield Overland Express Company carried the mail from St. Louis, following a southerly route through Texas and Arizona and then up the California Coastline to San Francisco. Friends of John Butterfield were appalled when they learned of the contract he had signed calling for him to begin operating this line within one year Sep 9, 2012 - Off-Road Travel Anza-Borrego South: Trails & Events : Exploring an old train station, stacoach route, caves and gnarley mountain trail in Anza-Borrego. Pinterest. Today. Explore. When autocomplete results are available use up and down arrows to review and enter to select. Touch device users, explore by touch or with swipe gestures First Overland Mail Delivery U.S. #1120 pictures an Overland Mail coach under attack and a map of Butterfield's route.. On October 10, 1858, the first shipment of overland mail arrived in San Francisco. Like Americans everywhere, the '49ers in California wanted to get their mail, but 2,000 miles of desert and treacherous mountain passes lay between them and the end of the eastern mail lines Historic road bed of route of Butterfield Overland Mail. N, 94° 0.912′ W. Marker is near Garfield, Arkansas, in Benton County. Marker can be reached from Military Park Road (County Road 65). Marker is located at Stop #8, Elkhorn Tavern, on the driving tour of Pea Ridge National Military Park; marker is northeast of the Elkhorn Tavern building
Company has been basically covered in my 2011 book The Butterfield Trail and Overland Mail Company in Arizona, 1858-1861 , this comprehensive report is prepared as an aid to historians. Thirteen images made at the time of Butterfield's service are used for this report The Butterfield Overland Mail Company initially followed a southern route between St. Louis and San Francisco that skirted the Rocky Mountains and avoided the heavy winter mountain snows by traveling through Texas, southern New Mexico Territory and southern California. The trip, about 2,800 miles, was made in twenty-five days and sometimes less
OVERNIGHT DELIVERY NOT AN OPTION The Southern Overland Trail, also called the Butterfield after John Butterfield who had been awarded the contract to deliver mail along the country's southern route, was as remarkable as it was short-lived. The twice-weekly mail delivery system traversed the nation from St. Louis, Missouri and Memphis, Tennessee to San Francisco, California Butterfield Overland Mail route. This entire area covers approximately five acres. It is bordered on the eastern side by a shallow draw, on the northern side by a slight rise and open ranch land, on the southeastern side by a 25-foot deep draw, and on the south side by a large area of pecan and oak trees The names of the old stations and towns along the Smoky Hill route, followed by the Butterfield Overland Dispatch and eventually the Kansas Pacific railroad as it went west over the prairie. Both trails, the B.O.D. and K.P.R.R. paralleled the highway U.S. 40 and the Smoky Hill River to the Kansas Colorado line Butterfield Overland Trail. The Southern Overland Trail, also called the Butterfield after John Butterfield who had been awarded the contract to deliver mail along the country's southern route, was as remarkable as it was short-lived. The twice-weekly mail delivery system traversed the nation from St. Louis, Missouri and Memphis, Tennessee to.
That was the breed of men who kept the Butterfield Stage line open, and the affair at Stein's Pass is cited to show something of their character, although it took place after the company began removing its rolling stock. For, in 1860, Russell, Majors & Waddell accomplished a remarkable coup and brought the overland mail to the northern route This 1858 war department map, held by the Library of Congress, features a modern depiction of the Butterfield Overland Mail Route headed west from St. Louis and Memphis, joining at Fort Smith.
It began as a route to the Colorado gold fields, both parties of miners seeking their own way and for individuals who took the stagecoaches of the Leavenworth and Pike's Peak Express Company. Later it was main route of the Butterfield Overland Despatch stage and freight line. The Smoky Hill Trail then followed the Smoky Hill River across. The Butterfield Overland Mail Company continued its trips twice a week in each direction for the next 2-1/2 years. During that time, Butterfield was pushed out of American Express due to huge debts 1960's BUTTERFIELD STAGE Overland Mail Trail Route Chino Vallecito Ford Map. 1960's BUTTERFIELD STAGE Overland Mail Trail Route Chino Vallecito Ford Map. Pinterest. Today. Explore. When autocomplete results are available use up and down arrows to review and enter to select. Touch device users, explore by touch or with swipe gestures Special Instructions for Butterfield Overland Mail employees (1858) Courtesy of the Huntington Library. When a mile or two from a scheduled stop, stage conductors blew a small brass bugle or trumpet to alert the station staff of the impending arrival. When close to the station, another long blast of the horn was sounded
The Butterfield Overland Mail has an interesting history that ties Benson and Cochise County to national recognition. You might say the Butterfield stagecoach puts Benson on the map. From 1858 through 1861, the Overland Mail route carried passengers and U.S. mail from two eastern cities, Memphis, Tennessee, and St. Louis, Missouri, to. It had also become a stop on the Butterfield Overland Mail route through Texas. By 1852, Sherman had a population of 300. It consisted of a public square with a log court house, and several business, a district clerk's office, and a church along the east side of the square BUTTERFIELD OVERLAND MAIL. With the old Butterfield stages through Arizona. Author. L. Arnold Article Date. September 1990. Article Abstract. A photographic essay on the terrain crossed by the perilous Butterfield Route, with a brief introduction. Map. Journal Title. Ariz Hwys. The southern overland mail and stagecoach line, 1857-1861. The Overland Mail Co. ranked as the largest stagecoach firm doing business in Texas, but Butterfield's connection to the company ended in 1860, when Fargo and the other stakeholders relieved him of his day-to-day managerial authority over a difference in operational philosophy
The Butterfield Overland Mail Route was established in the fall of 1858, the achievement of John Butterfield, a resident of New York State, who had the government contract to carry the mail. This mail and passenger service linked the end of the road with the west coast Mar 17, 2018 - Explore James Wade's board Butterfield Overland Mail on Pinterest. See more ideas about butterfield, overlanding, oklahoma history
Butterfield Overland Mail Route While searching the Internet for a story recently, I ran across a map and GPS waypoints showing the old Butterfield Overland Mail and Stagecoach route Butterfield Overland Mail Route: History of Early Settlers Along Boonville Rd in Northern Greene County [MO]: History of Early Settlers Along Boonville Road in Northern Greene County. White, Helen Murray. Published by Heritage Books, Inc (2019) ISBN 10: 0788455613 ISBN 13: 9780788455612
Dome City is a ghost town located in Yuma County, in southwestern Arizona, United States. Originally Swiveler's Station, 20 miles east of Fort Yuma, on the Butterfield Overland Mail route, a post office was established here in 1858. It was first under the name of Gila City the nearby boomtown 1 1/2 mile west of Dome but the post office closed. The Butterfield Overland Mail Trail  was a stagecoach route in the United States, operating from 1857 to 1861. It was a conduit for the passengers and U.S. mail from two eastern termini, Memphis, Tennessee and St. Louis, Missouri, the routes from each eastern terminal met at Fort Smith, Arkansas, and then continued through Indian Territory, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, ending in San. The next year, the Butterfield Overland Mail route was discontinued and the Pony Express joined forces with Wells Fargo to deliver the mail. Though the Butterfield operation lasted only 2 1/2 years, its existence helped stitch together a growing country and open the West to settlement
A map showing the Butterfield Overland Trail route. The National Park Service and U.S. Department of the Interior have approved a plan to make the 3,000-mile Butterfield Overland Trail a national. The route proposed by the Butterfield Mail Co. became known as the Oxbow Route because of Butterfield Overland Mail book shape on a map, starting in St. Louis. Butterfield's Overland Mail Route The third route to California was the longest and most legendary - the Butterfield Overland Mail The Butterfield Station was in the northwest corner of Tucson. Li'l Abner's Steakhouse, at 8501 N. Silverbell, was built on the remains of that stagecoach stop. The article Butterfield Sets the Stage has more about the establishment of the Butterfield Overland Stage route and early mail delivery Butterfield Overland Mail Route. While searching the Internet for a story recently, I ran across a map and GPS waypoints showing the old Butterfield Overland Mail and Stagecoach route. James Pratt January 16, 2016. 2 Butterfield Overland Mail Route While searching the Internet for a story recently, I ran across a map and GPS waypoints showing the old Butterfield Overland Mail and Stagecoach route James Pratt January 16, 201 The Butterfield Overland Mail Co., also known as the Butterfield Stage, held a contract with the federal government to transport mail and passengers from St. Louis and Memphis west to San.