SONS OF DEWITT COLONY TEXAS
2001-2007, Wallace L. McKeehan, All Rights Reserved

DeWitt Colony Expansion:  The Burkets, Kents and Zumwalts

Site Visit 2001
Missouri Homesites of the Burket, Kent and Zumwalt Families

 

Site of Ft. Zumwalt, original Missouri homeplace of Jacob Zumwalt, now a protected beautiful O'Fallon City park among the increasing density of the urbanization around it.  The park is just off Road K and Veterans Memorial Parkway in O'Fallon next to a mini-mall named Ft. Zumwalt Center.

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Just after entering the park on the right is the historical marker below.

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Overlooking a pond in the park is presumably the site of the original Zumwalt cabin built by Jacob Zumwalt in 1798.   The intact cabin was still standing in 1937 when a survey of historical buildings was taken in the district.

Zumwalt Cabin Chimney

 

Memorial stones for Jacob and Quetti Zumwalt are enclosed in the area below in a beautiful serene setting overlooking a small lake in the park.  The park has picnic tables.

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