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Kansas City in Wyandotte County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Grinter House

 
 
Grinter House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 29, 2011
1. Grinter House Marker
Inscription.
Built by Moses R. Grinter in 1857 on the then Delaware Indian Reserve, this house was near the point where in 1831 he had begun operation of the first ferry on the Kansas River. For many years following its survey in 1837 the Fort Leavenworth - Fort Gibson Military Road crossed the river here. Moses Grinter is believed to have been the first permanent white settler in what became Wyandotte County, and one of the earliest in all of Kansas. The house is listed by the Historic American Buildings Survey and the National Register of Historic Places and is administered as a museum by the Kansas State Historical Society.
 
Erected by The Native Sons of Kansas City.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons and Daughters of Greater Kansas City marker series.
 
Location. 39° 4.461′ N, 94° 45.559′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Kansas, in Wyandotte County. Click for map. Marker is at Grinter Place State Historic Site. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1420 South 78th Street, Kansas City KS 66111, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Moses Grinter (a few steps from this marker); Delaware Crossing and the Grinter Ferry
Grinter House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 29, 2011
2. Grinter House and Marker
(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Delaware & Wyandot Reserve (approx. 3.4 miles away); Edwardsville Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away); Walker School (approx. 4.2 miles away); Quantrill's Raid on Shawneetown (approx. 4.3 miles away); Pleasant View Veterans' Memorial (approx. 4.3 miles away); Esther E. Brown (approx. 4.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kansas City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Grinter Place State Historic Site. (Submitted on August 21, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Grinter Place in Kansapedia. (Submitted on August 21, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Fort Leavenworth - Fort Gibson Military Road. (Submitted on August 21, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Frontier Military Historic Byway. (Submitted on August 21, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Grinter Place image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 29, 2011
3. Grinter Place
Grinter House image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 29, 2011
4. Grinter House
Looking north
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 430 times since then and 8 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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