Leavenworth in Leavenworth County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
In 1866 this area was given to the city to be used by farmers selling their products. For sale were hay, wood, live poultry, eggs, hand churned butter, farm smoked hams and bacon, and fruits and vegetables in season. Horese and mules were traded. Here was the city scale.
The watering trough, essential for the watering of animals, became the focal point of the Square.
Later, when farming became specialized, generally only one type of crop per farm was produced. This food was sold thorugh huge markets.
The Farmers Market was abandoned and the Square became an automobile parking lot in 1949.
Erected 1977 by Leavenworth County Historical Society.
Location. 39° 18.996′ N, 94° 55.082′ W. Marker is in Leavenworth, Kansas, in Leavenworth County. Marker is at the intersection of Cherokee Street and 7th Street, on the left when traveling west on Cherokee Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 649 Cherokee Street, Leavenworth KS 66048, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody (here, next to this marker); Davis Funeral Chapel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Leavenworth Masonic Building Association St. Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Star of the West (approx. 0.2 miles away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Star of the West Saloon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Leavenworth (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Leavenworth.
Also see . . . Haymarket Square Information. (Submitted on March 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Agriculture • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 257 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.