Welcome to Rock City
Rock City rocks are magnificent examples of sandstone concretions which have formed in the millions of years since Kansas was covered by an inland sea. This is the only place in the world where so many concretions of such giant size are found in one area.
has been designated a
Registered Natural Landmark
This site possesses exceptional value
as an illustration of the nation's natural
heritage and contributes to a better
understanding of man's environment
Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service
United States Department of the Interior
Location. 39° 5.369′ N, 97° 43.992′ W. Marker is near Minneapolis, Kansas, in Ottawa County. Click for map. Marker is on the entrance road to Rock City, north off Ivy Road, about 0.6 miles west of Kansas Hwy 106. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1051 Ivy Road, Minneapolis KS 67467, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George W Carver (approx. 2.7 miles away); Grace Bedell Billings: Lincoln's Little Correspondent Veterans Memorial (approx. 12.9 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 12.9 miles away); Pike's Route (approx. 13.8 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Rock City, Kansas. (Submitted on December 28, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. "The Giant Concretions of Rock City, Kansas," in The Backbenders Gazette (Aug 2007). (Submitted on December 28, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
3. National Natural Landmarks Program (National Park Service). (Submitted on December 29, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Natural Features •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.