Description: An outstanding cone shaped mountain, the highest elevation in the county, in the northwest part of Benton Township. The rugged top of protruding granite can be reached only by climbing afoot or horseback. A spring flows near the top, which is encircled by a drive which is fourteen miles long. The place was considered for the location of the Sam A. Baker Park, but a more scenic spot was chosen. This mountain, like Clark's Creek (q.v.), was named for a pioneer, Francis Clark. (Wayland, Wallis, Wilkinson, R. Davis, Parker)
Hamlett, Mayme L. "Place Names Of Six Southeast Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1938.