“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Ellsworth in Ellsworth County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

The Plaza (1873)

Historic Plaza Walking Tour Stop 11

The Plaza (1873) Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2011
1. The Plaza (1873) Marker
View of the Plaza looking west. The Grand Central Hotel (9) is on the right. The depot (14) is in the center of the Plaza and the Drovers Cottage (5) can be seen in the distance just to the left side of the depot. Had you been standing here on a summer day in 1868 you could have witnessed a stampede of wild buffalo charging through the Plaza! The buffalo continued past this spot and onto the plains to the east as dazed townspeople returned to daily life in Ellsworth.
Erected by Ellsworth County Economic Development, Ellsworth-Kanapolis Area Chamber of Commerce, Ellwsorth County Historical Society, et al. (Marker Number 11.)
Location. 38° 43.646′ N, 98° 13.782′ W. Marker is in Ellsworth, Kansas, in Ellsworth County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and Court Street, on the right when traveling east on North Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ellsworth KS 67439, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1873 County Jail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grand Central Hotel (about 300 feet away); Joe Brennan Saloon (about 500 feet away); Kansas Pacific Railroad Depots
The Plaza (1873) Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2011
2. The Plaza (1873) Marker
Looking west
(about 500 feet away); Nick Lentz Saloon (about 600 feet away); Beebe General Store (about 600 feet away); The Old Reliable House (about 600 feet away); North Main Street (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Ellsworth.
Also see . . .
1. Wickedest Cowtown of the West. (Submitted on April 3, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Ellsworth County in Cutler's History of the State of Kansas (1883). (Submitted on April 3, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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Photo on The Plaza (1873) Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Unknown, undated
3. Photo on The Plaza (1873) Marker
Courtesy Ellsworth County Historical Society
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 381 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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