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

Homestead of J. Gledhill

1871 - 1920

 
 
Homestead of J. Gledhill Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 27, 2011
1. Homestead of J. Gledhill Marker
Inscription.

Twelve Mile Post Office
1874 - 1894

Cawker City
Smith Center
Trail
1871

 
Erected 1939 by A. E. Gledhill.
 
Location. 39° 30.556′ N, 98° 26.017′ W. Marker is in Cawker City, Kansas, in Mitchell County. Marker is on Wisconsin Avenue (U.S. 24) near Lake Drive, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker has been moved from its original location. Marker is in this post office area: Cawker City KS 67430, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. World's Largest Ball of Sisal Twine (here, next to this marker); Waconda (Great Spirit Spring) (approx. 2.7 miles away); Waconda Springs / Glen Elder State Park (approx. 4.9 miles away); Sod and Stubble (approx. 5.8 miles away); Missouri Pacific Railroad Depot (approx. 5.9 miles away); The Founding of Downs, Kansas (approx. 5.9 miles away); Memorial Hall (approx. 5.9 miles away); Carnegie Library (approx. 6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cawker City.
 
More about this marker. "In 1939 A. E. Gledhill placed a stone marker on the homestead of Joseph Gledhill, in southeast Smith county, commemorating the settlement
Homestead of J. Gledhill Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 27, 2011
2. Homestead of J. Gledhill Marker
At left side of photo
of Twelve Mile Valley and the establishment in 1874 of the Twelve Mile post office in the home of Joseph Gledhill, who was a member of an Eastern colony which arrived in Kansas in 1871. The monument also marks the old Cawker City-Smith Center trail." From Kansas Historical Quarterly, August 1941 (Vol. 10, No. 3), Notes, page 334.
 
Also see . . .
1. Historical Twelve Mile Valley Information. (Submitted on August 31, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Glenhill Family of England and Kansas. (Submitted on August 31, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 414 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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