|Kansas (Cherokee County), Columbus — Cherokee County WWI Veterans Memorial Clock Tower — "Dedicated to Veterans of All Wars"|
1919 • Donated thru civic contributions
Mrs. C.E. Bartlett, Chairperson
1955 • Removed from old courthouse
1983 • Rediscovered & refurbished
by Mr. Starr Smith
1988 • Donated & rededicated to all
Cherokee County Veterans
by Starr & Eugenia Smith
"We pledge to give your work of love
the care and appreciation it deserves"
Cherokee County Citizens — Map (db m34726) HM|
|Kansas (Cherokee County), Columbus — Columbus State Bank 100th Anniversary|
In appreciation of our customers
for their loyal patronage
this fountain is given to the residents
of Cherokee County in celebration of our
The Columbus State Bank
Dedicated June 27, 1997 — Map (db m34713) HM|
|Kansas (Cherokee County), Columbus — The History of Columbus|
| The Cherokee Indians were given this land in an 1835 treaty becoming the Cherokee Neutral Lands. Kansas was established as a state in 1861. The territory became Cherokee County named for the Cherokee Indian Nation.
During the Civil War the Cherokee Indians sided with the South and lost the land. In 1867 the government sold the land to the Missouri, Ft Scott, [&] Gulf Railroad Company. Eventually four railroads served Columbus with over 100 trains per day.
In 1868 four men each gave a . . . — Map (db m60770) HM|
|Kansas (Cherokee County), Columbus — Three-Way Interlocking Crossing|
|Unique railroading history is on display before you. A three-way interlocking railway crossing.
The crossing, formerly located in the northern part of Columbus, was donated to the City of Columbus by the Burlington Northern Railroad. At the time, the switch was constructed, it was one of the three built; one in Hamburg, Germany, destroyed during the war, and one in Pennsylvania which was removed within a short time. The crossing before you is the only one remaining.
The Columbus Wye, . . . — Map (db m11593) HM|