Wednesday, July 30, 2014

#200: Historic Woods Fort

One of the last cakes put out was in Troy, Missouri. This is the northernmost Missouri cake, but not the farthest from downtown St. Louis. Hardin, Illinois' cake still has that honor! The cake is also the only one located in Lincoln County, Missouri. The county, by the way, is named for Revolutionary General Benjamin Lincoln. Troy was named after Troy, New York.

So what is Woods Fort? It is reportedly where the city of Troy began...

One of the reconstructed log cabins

One of the reconstructed log cabins

  • The land was given to the city of Troy in 1819 by the founding fathers, Deacon Cottle and Zadock Woods (Vermont natives). 
  • A natural artesian spring used to run on this lot but blasting stopped the flow at the time Highway 47 was constructed.
  • The spring provided many resources to the city during its early years. During wartime, there was a fort. 
  • The fort served as protection from the Indians during the War of 1812.
  • It was the headquarters of Lieutenant Zachary Taylor, who eventually became the 12th President of the United States.
  • The cabins were built by Cottle and Woods near the spring. Cottle operated the area's first business, which was a grain mill.

Top of the cake

Right side of the cake

Back side of the cake

Left side of the cake
City of Troy, MO's Official website

Located at the corner of Main and Boone Streets in TROY, MO, 63379
Cake artist: Paul LaFlam

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