A campground near the ruins of the former U.S. Army Corps of Engineers site in the colonial town of Colonial Creek has been renamed for the first time in decades.
The Colonial Hotel and Campground in Independence, Missouri, will be renamed after a U.N. envoy, the Colonial Creeks Indian tribe said in a statement Friday.
The historic site has been a popular destination for campers since the 1800s, with dozens of sites now open for use, including the campground in the area.
The Colonial Hotel was once a large hotel but closed in 2016, with only two rooms remaining.
The tribe’s U.n. ambassador, the Rev. George Kostin, said the reservation and hotel should be named in honor of the U.s. envoy who was killed in combat in 1864.
The reservation and the hotel were established by the U,s.
Army in 1846.
In its first occupancy, the camp was home to over 1,500 settlers who settled in the colony, according to the tribe.
The new name for the camp, Colonial Creek, is the name of a small lake in the reservation that is the main water source for the hotel, which will be used to water crops and build a hospital, Kostiin said.