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Old Trails Scenic Byway (Napoleon to Lexington)
Route 224, between Lexington and Napoleon, follows a trail along the Missouri River used by American Indians, fur trappers, traders, pioneers and Civil War soldiers. The Potawatomi Trail of Death also followed this route (see below).


Sho-Me Santa Fe Scenic Byway (Lexington to Waverly)
24 Highway between Lexington and Waverly passes through the quaint village of Dover, past antebellum plantation homes, wineries, orchards and roadside stands where apples, peaches and produce in season are available.
Potawatomi Trail of Death (Lexington to Wellington to Napoleon)
Potawatomi Indians from north central Indiana were forcibly removed to eastern Kansas in the fall of 1838. It was a year of terrible drought and water was scarce. Of the 859 Potawatomi who started, 41 died along the way and were buried in unmarked graves. The band ferried acress the Missouri River at Lexington and traveled west along the river through Wellington and Napoleon (present-day Route 224). Markers in each community mark the sad passage. For more information, visit www.potawatomi-tda.org/
The Lexington Marker is near the Madonna of the Trail monument at Broadway and Highland.
The Wellington Marker is located in the town square on 5th Street, between Walnut and Cherry streets, near the picnic pavilion and water tower. Erected in 2000.
Arriving in Napoleon on highway 224 from Wellington, turn west on 2nd Street and the Trail of Death Marker is in the town park on the north (left). It is beside a pavilion with picnic tables.