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Olathe in Johnson County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Olathe Civil War Memorial
 
Olathe Civil War Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, August 15, 2009
1. Olathe Civil War Memorial Marker
Closeup of the dedication
 
Inscription.
In memory of
our dead comrades

 
Erected 1893 by Franklin Post No. 68 G.A.R.
 
Location. 38° 53.695′ N, 94° 49.003′ W. Marker is in Olathe, Kansas, in Johnson County. Marker can be reached from North Chestnut Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. The memorial is located in the southeast part of the Olathe Memorial Cemetery. It consists of two concentric circles of Civil War veteran's graves. A cut stone path is flanked by unlit flagpoles. The memorial is a statue of a Civil War soldier on a granite pedestal. A matching bench completes the memorial. Marker is at or near this postal address: 738 North Chestnut Street, Olathe KS 66061, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Olathe World War Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elvira Beckwith (about 600 feet away); R.R. Osborne Plaza (approx. 0.8 miles away); Home For Christmas (approx. 0.8 miles away); President Franklin Delano Roosevelt Makes a Whistle-stop in Olathe (approx. 0.8 miles away); Not So Little A Farm On the Prairie... (approx. 0.8 miles away); Workin' For a Living (approx. 0.8 miles away); A Survivor (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Olathe.
 
Olathe Civil War Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, August 15, 2009
2. Olathe Civil War Memorial Marker
Closeup of northside of Memorial
 

 
Also see . . .  Olathe Memorial Cemetery. Link to the website to the Cemetery - see the 1893 Decoration Day section on information on this memorial and the its dedication. (Submitted on August 15, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 
 
Olathe Civil War Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, August 15, 2009
3. Olathe Civil War Memorial Marker
Full photo of Memorial
 
 
Olathe Civil War Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, August 15, 2009
4. Olathe Civil War Memorial Marker
Area photo of memorial
 
 
Olathe Civil War Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, August 15, 2009
5. Olathe Civil War Memorial Marker
Closeup of the Headstone of A.G. Potter - Co. A - 10th Kansas Infantry
 
 
Veterans Day Ceremony at Olathe Civil War Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2013
6. Veterans Day Ceremony at Olathe Civil War Memorial
Boy Scouts assist Franklin Camp 5, SUVCW
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 1,164 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 15, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.   6. submitted on November 17, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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