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

Fort Blair Blockhouse

 
 
Fort Blair Blockhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2010
1. Fort Blair Blockhouse Marker
Inscription.
This is a replication of the blockhouse which records tell us was in the center of the encampment. The original blockhouse measured 16 feet square and was constructed of logs. It was built to store equipment and supplies. Reports indicate that it was used as an infirmary to care for the injured after the attack.
 
Erected by Baxter Springs Historical Society.
 
Location. 37° 1.777′ N, 94° 44.037′ W. Marker is in Baxter Springs, Kansas, in Cherokee County. Marker is on 6th Street near Military Avenue (U.S. 69), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in Fort Blair Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: Baxter Springs KS 66713, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Blair Breastworks (a few steps from this marker); Fort Blair West Breastworks (a few steps from this marker); John Baxter (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Blair (within shouting distance of this marker); Baxter Springs Massacre Burial Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Baxter Springs
Fort Blair Blockhouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2010
2. Fort Blair Blockhouse and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle For Fort Blair (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Kansas Colored Infantry at Fort Blair (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Baxter Springs.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Blair. (Submitted on November 6, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Battle of Fort Blair. (Submitted on November 6, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. History of Baxter Springs. (Submitted on November 6, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil
 
Fort Blair Blockhouse image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2010
3. Fort Blair Blockhouse
Looking east toward East Avenue in background.
Fort Blair HIstoric Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. Fort Blair HIstoric Site Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 555 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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