Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Council Grove in Morris County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Morris County 4-H Fairgrounds Circle of History

 
 
Morris County 4-H Fairgrounds Circle of History Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2011
1. Morris County 4-H Fairgrounds Circle of History Marker
Inscription.

1821 The Santa Fe Trail is first used by travelers throughout this area.

1827 Big John Spring, now buried beneath the highway berm 100 ft. south, is discovered and named by George Sibley survey party.

1844 John C. Fremont's party, returning from California, camped near the spring in July

1846 Colonel Stephen Kearney's Army of the West camps at the spring en route to the Mexican War.

1847 The Kaw (or Kansas) Indian Reservation includes this site

1859 The Kaw Reservation is reduced to an area south of this site

1871 Seth Hays builds a large stone barn one quarter mile north.

1888 The Morris County "poor farm" established here and operated until 1945.

1935 The Civilian Conservation Corps establishes Camp Fremont on this site.

1943 The CCC Camp is converted to a German Prisoner of War Camp.

1946 The Morris County 4-H Fairgrounds is established here.

1990 The Seth Hays barn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected by Heart of the Flint Hills Chapter, Santa Fe Trail Association.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
 
Location. 38° 
Morris County 4-H Fairgrounds Circle of History Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2011
2. Morris County 4-H Fairgrounds Circle of History Marker
Looking west toward Council Grove, with US Highway 56 on berm at far left of photo
40.021′ N, 96° 26.934′ W. Marker is near Council Grove, Kansas, in Morris County. Marker is on U.S. 56, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at the Morris County Fairgrounds. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Limestone Bank Barn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sylvan Park Depot (approx. 1.7 miles away); Pioneer Cowboy Jail (approx. 1.8 miles away); Company "C" 137th Infantry (approx. 1.9 miles away); Council Grove (approx. 1.9 miles away); Council Oak (approx. 1.9 miles away); Santa Fe Trail / Council Grove (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Council Oak (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Council Grove.
 
Also see . . .
1. Morris County, Kansas. (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. Santa Fe Trail Association. (Submitted on July 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansPatriots & PatriotismRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 342 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement