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Fort Riley in Geary County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Ogden Monument

 
 
Ogden Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 30, 2010
1. Ogden Monument Marker
Inscription. (West side)
Brevet Major
E.A. OGDEN
Assistant Quartermaster
U.S. Army
died at Fort Riley
Aug. 3rd 1855
Aged 44 years

And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth; yea saith the spirit, that they may rest from their labors: and their works do follow them.


(North side) On the site marked by this monument, MAJOR OGDEN, in 1855, opened a quarry from which was obtained stones used in the construction of the first permanent buildings erected at FORT RILEY

(South side) This monument is a duplicate of the OGDEN MONUMENT which until 1923 stood on the crest of hill three hundred yards north of this point and the stone on which this inscription is carved was taken from the original monument.
 
Location. 39° 3.859′ N, 96° 47.569′ W. Marker is in Fort Riley, Kansas, in Geary County. Marker is on Huebner Road 0.4 miles west of Sheridan Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Immediately southwest of the Ogden Monument is an entrance to the Fort Riley Post Cemetery. The entrance is down a descending road and might be easily missed.
Ogden Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 30, 2010
2. Ogden Monument Marker
North side
Re-entry to Huebner Road is not necessary to access this entrance to the cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Riley KS 66442, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate POWs (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cholera Epidemic of 1855 (about 500 feet away); Vanguard of Freedom (approx. 0.2 miles away); West Riding Hall / Polk Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wounded Knee and Drexel Mission (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mose Waters' General Store (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Memory of the Gallant Dead of the Second U.S. Cavalry (approx. half a mile away); To the United States Cavalry (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Riley.
 
More about this marker. The marker itself is located where Huebner Road reaches its highest altitude and makes a nearly 90 curve. While it is easy to enter the road that surrounds the monument, please be aware that exiting should be done with caution as both directions of traffic are on a blind curve and climb up Huebner Road.
 
Categories. Military
 
Ogden Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 30, 2010
3. Ogden Monument Marker
South side
Ogden Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 30, 2010
4. Ogden Monument Marker
Ogden Marker - Historical View Showing Original Location image. Click for full size.
circa 1910
5. Ogden Marker - Historical View Showing Original Location
Ogden Marker - Exact Geographical Center of U.S.A., Fort Riley, Kansas
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 800 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on , by Scott Nebeker of Salt Lake City, Utah. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   5. submitted on . • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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