Council Grove in Morris County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
—Philomathian Heritage Plaque —
This stone building was erected in 1864 by Frederick X. Hebrank. The basement housed a brewery which utilized a large well in the southwest corner. Family living quarters were on the first floor and the porch and second story were added at a later date.
During a Cheyenne Indian raid in 1868, the women and children living east of the Neosho River were safely barricaded in the brewery.
Erected by G.F.W.C. Philomathian Club.
Location. 38° 39.714′ N, 96° 29.18′ W. Marker is in Council Grove, Kansas, in Morris County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 56) near Union Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Council Grove KS 66846, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Post Office Oak (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Post Office Oak (a few steps from this marker); Madonna of the Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Bur Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); Rendezvous on the Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker Bur Oak (about 400 feet away); Guardian of the Grove (about 500 feet away); Council Oak (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Council Grove.
Also see . . .
1. Council Grove Historic Sites. (Submitted on July 24, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Council Grove, Kansas. (Submitted on July 24, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
3. Council Grove, Kansas. (Submitted on July 24, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 255 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.