African-American Heritage Trail

Funding Fiscal Year: 2018 & 2019
Project Number: N/A
Project Budget:

$7,355 FY2018 Appropriation
$8,370 FY2019 Appropriation

Funding Source:

Private Donations from the Columbia African American Heritage Trail Fund

Project Description:

A committee was formed in 2017 to research and implement the proposed African-American Heritage Trail which is funded by private donations.  The planned trail will consist of 23 markers highlighting more than 30 locations with information on the history of each location.  


Media Inquiries: 

Tammy Miller, Marketing Specialist, 573-874-7465,

Project Input:

 Mike Snyder, Park Planning Superintendent, 573-874-7204,

Council Items

Interested Parties Meeting and Online Survey:

An interested parties meeting was held on February 6, 2019 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at the Blind Boone Home, 10 N. 4th Street, Columbia, MO, 65201.  An online survey was available from February 7, 2019 through February 18, 2019.   No public comments related to the project were received.

Project Status:

Twenty markers have been installed, with three more pending fabrication and/or installation.

Sharp End Marker Stuart Road Bridge Marker 

Blind Boone Home Marker

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