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

The Limestone Bank Barn

 
 
The Limestone Bank Barn Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2011
1. The Limestone Bank Barn Marker
Inscription.

1871
Built for a livestock farm by Seth Hays, the first permanent white settler in this area. The Barn is 41 feet wide and 76 feet long. The rafter beams are put together with wooden pegs. The barn is constructed of native limestone.

1899-1945
The farm was used as a County Poor Farm.

1988
The Heart of the Flint Hills Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association requested the barn be restored.

1990
The barn was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

1992-2006
Walls were repaired, a new roof, drain pipes and windows were replaced. Funds for the repairs were paid by fund-raisers and grants. This project was sponsored by The Fremont Park Revitalization Committee & Heart of the Flint Hills Chapter
 
Erected by The Fremont Park Revitalization Committee and The Heart of the Flint Hills Chapter, SFTA.
 
Location. 38° 40.204′ N, 96° 26.976′ W. Marker is near Council Grove, Kansas, in Morris County. Click for map. Marker is at the Morris County Fairgrounds, off US Route 56 east of town. 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
The Limestone Bank Barn and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2011
2. The Limestone Bank Barn and Marker
, measured as the crow flies. Morris County 4-H Fairgrounds Circle of History (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sylvan Park Depot (approx. 1.8 miles away); Pioneer Cowboy Jail (approx. 1.8 miles away); Company "C" 137th Infantry (approx. 1.9 miles away); Council Grove (approx. 2 miles away); Council Oak (approx. 2 miles away); Santa Fe Trail / Council Grove (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Council Oak (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Council Grove.
 
Also see . . .
1. Council Grove Historic Sites. (Submitted on July 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Seth Hays Family History. (Submitted on July 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Hays House, Council Grove, Kansas. (Submitted on July 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Council Grove, Kansas. (Submitted on July 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. The Old Stone Barn. (Submitted on July 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
6. Big John Farm Limestone Bank Barn National Register Nomination. (Submitted on July 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. AgricultureMan-Made FeaturesSettlements & Settlers
 
The Limestone Bank Barn Interior image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2011
3. The Limestone Bank Barn Interior
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 263 times since then and 2 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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