Ottawa in Franklin County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Old Depot Museum
This building, constructed in 1888, served as Division headquarters of the Southern Kansas Railway. This was a subsidiary and later became a part of the Santa Fe system. When the Santa Fe moved into a new station, the old stone depot which had served the traveling public for three quarters of a century was given by the Santa Fe to the Franklin County Historical Society.
Erected by Franklin County Historical Society.
Location. 38° 37.229′ N, 95° 16.198′ W. Marker is in Ottawa, Kansas, in Franklin County. Click for map. Marker is at the west entrance to the Old Depot Museum, 135 West Tecumseh Street, about 400 feet west of the intersection of Tecumseh and Main Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Ottawa KS 66067, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1951 Marais des Cygnes Flood High-Water Line (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Old Depot Museum (a few steps from this marker); Marais de Cygnes River (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Company K, 20th Regiment Kansas Volunteers (about 600 feet away); Main Street, 200 Block South Shepherd & McQuesten Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pickrell Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Down Town Ottawa Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ottawa.
Regarding Old Depot Museum. The Old Depot Museum is the northern trailhead of the Prairie Spirit Rail Trail which runs fifty miles south to Iola, Kansas.
Also see . . .
1. The Old Depot Museum. (Submitted on September 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Prairie Spirit Rail Trail. (Submitted on September 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
3. Old Santa Fe Railroad Depot National Register Nomination. (Submitted on December 19, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 292 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.