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Baxter Springs in Cherokee County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Drovers’ and Farmers’ Bank

Baxter Springs Historic Walking Tour

 
 
Drovers' and Farmers' Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2010
1. Drovers' and Farmers' Bank Marker
Inscription.
In the late 1880s, this building was constructed by W. H. Horner, and in it he established the Drovers' and Farmers' Bank. The Bank was purchased by John M. Cooper and J. N. McDonald, who changed the name to the Traders' Bank. They were later joined in the bank by Will Hartley and Torrence Connor and established a new bank called the Baxter Bank. Cooper built a building on the corner across the street and moved the bank in 1900.

Throughout this century, this building has housed several law offices.
 
Erected by Baxter Springs Heritage Center & Museum.
 
Location. 37° 1.513′ N, 94° 44.122′ W. Marker is in Baxter Springs, Kansas, in Cherokee County. Marker is on Military Avenue (U.S. 69), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1031 Military Avenue, Baxter Springs KS 66713, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Polster Dry Goods Store (a few steps from this marker); Chicago Drug Store (a few steps from this marker); Murder of C. M. Taylor (within shouting distance of this marker); Ohlen's Restaurant and Bakery (within shouting
Drovers' and Farmers' Bank Building & Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2010
2. Drovers' and Farmers' Bank Building & Marker
distance of this marker); Opperman Harness and Saddle Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Bischosberger Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Illinois Cash Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Café on the Route (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Baxter Springs.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Baxter Springs. (Submitted on November 2, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Baxter Springs Heritage Center & Museum. (Submitted on November 2, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 561 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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