DROVER'S INN @ EAGLE FORK
Historic American Buildings Survey, Theodore LaVack, Photographer. September 1, 1936. - Drover's Inn, Moscow Mills, Lincoln County, MO
Eagle Fork Farms
Eagle Fork has been providing memories for families in the area since 1989 when Laura and Charlie Meyer began raising and selling pumpkins on the roadside in their driveway.
Laura, with a degree in early childhood education and later a Parents as Teachers Educator wanted to provide an educational experience for children. This led to inviting schools for Hayrides and Field Trips in the Fall. Later they opened a small gift shop specializing in Fall decor. Eagle Fork has grown every year since those early days and now hosts thousands of persons during the fall season.
Eagle Fork Farms - (A MISSOURI CENTURY Farm)- Since 1871
Eagle Fork is rich in historical significance, located on the site of a small bustling 1800’s settlement known as “EAGLE FORK” (named for the nearby Eagle Fork of Cuivre River, (now called “Big Creek”) Eagle Fork was a stage coach stop with a General Store, Post Office, Blacksmith Shop and the “Drover’s Inn”. In the Mid-1800’s, Cattle, Hogs and even Turkeys were driven down what is now Eagle Fork Lane to the Wentzville area in large numbers by Drover’s on horseback. Eagle Fork was a stop for them on the last leg of the journey to Gilmore, MO where their herds were put on the train to the St Louis stockyards. The (c.) 1850 DROVER"S INN by the road, provided room and board for the Drovers, while their herds and horses were put up in large barns and sheds. The house was also a US Post Office of Eagle Fork. In 1871, G.W.L. Meyer purchased the farm and moved his family here from the Augusta, MO area in November of that same year. He continued to operate the Inn until about 1878, when the Railroad came to Moscow Mills causing the little town to eventually fade away. EAGLE FORK FARMS continued to remain a strong family farm. Today, Charles and Laura Meyer continue to keep the flavor of a small community market in the fall, with the help of many friends and family, EAGLE FORK is a great place to visit and start Making Memories for years to come - -!