Marysville in Marshall County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
—Apr. 3, 1860 - Nov. 20, 1861 —
In 1859, A.G. Barrett built the "Barrett Hotel." It was located here on the corner of Eighth and Broadway. He built it of native lumber made at his sawmill on the Black Vermillion River.
This was one of the largest hotels on the Overland Route between the Missouri River and the Rocky Mountains. It was managed by Mr. & Mrs. Perry Hutchinson. The horse stables were located behind the hotel on the south side of the alley and were owned by Joseph Cottrell. The Pony Express and Stagecoach used the hotel as a station site.
The Pony Express started on April 3, 1860 and ended on November 20, 1861. The first westbound Pony Express rider stopper here around 6:25 a.m. on April 4, 1860. The first eastbound rider came through around 7:00 a.m. on April 13, 1860.
© 2005 Joe Nardone
Erected by James Stretesky, Guise-Weber Foundation, Pony Express Home Station, Helvering Trust, Pony Express Trail Association, et al.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pony Express National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 39° 50.501′ N, 96° 38.877′ W. Marker is in Marysville, Kansas, in Marshall County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and 8th Street, on the right when Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 801 Broadway, Marysville KS 66508, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pony Express Home Station No. 1 (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Marysville (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union Pacific Engine No. 460 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marysville, Kan. (approx. ¼ mile away); Marshall County Court House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Marshall County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); S. M. N. & R. American Legion Post 163 Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marysville.
More about this marker. In Search of the Pony Express Station Marker
Also see . . .
1. Pony Express National Historic Trail. (Submitted on October 21, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. National Pony Express Association. (Submitted on October 21, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 422 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 21, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.