Brushy Run

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On Frederick Will's 1800's map of Washington County Missouri (above left) it shows Brushy Run Lead Mine located in the SE1/4 of the SE1/4 of Section 36, Township 38N, Range 2 East. In a 1900's map (above right) Brushy Run is on the east side of Hwy. 21.


On Monday morning, November 21st, 1870 Washington County was shocked beyond description upon discovering that a family of French Creoles  were brutally murdered in their cabin 1 1/2 miles north of Potosi near Brushy mine diggings & their bodies mutilated & burned to cinders. "Over all there hung a sense of fear, A sense of mystery the spirit daunted; That said as plain as whisper on the ear, The place is haunted."  To read more click here.