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Council Grove in Morris County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Sylvan Park Depot

1900

 
 
Sylvan Park Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2011
1. Sylvan Park Depot Marker
Inscription.
Built on the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad right-of-way by T.W. Whiting for the convenience of his wife Allie and visitors to the Sylvan Park Ranch in northwest Morris County. This is the last known privately owned railway station and was loaned to the City of Council Grove by the Whitings’ grandaughter.
 
Erected by Council Grove Chamber of Commerce and Tourism.
 
Location. 38° 39.716′ N, 96° 28.831′ W. Marker is in Council Grove, Kansas, in Morris County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 56) and 5th Street, on the left when traveling east on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in Durland Park. 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. Pioneer Cowboy Jail (a few steps from this marker); Company "C" 137th Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Council Oak (approx. 0.2 miles away); Council Grove (approx. 0.2 miles away); Santa Fe Trail / Council Grove (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Council Oak (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bur Oak (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Bur Oak (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Council Grove.
 
Also see . . .
Sylvan Park Depot and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2011
2. Sylvan Park Depot and Marker

1. Thomas Wilbert Whiting in Kansas Cyclopedia (1912). (Submitted on July 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Council Grove, Kansas. (Submitted on July 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Council Grove, Kansas. (Submitted on July 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Brief History of the M-K-T Railroad Lines. (Submitted on July 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. AgricultureRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
Sylvan Park Depot image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2011
3. Sylvan Park Depot
Looking west
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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