Topeka in Shawnee County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Capital City of Kansas
Topeka was also the birthplace of U.S. Vice President Charles Curtis (b.1860). Curtis was the first American Indian and the first Kansan to hold the office.
Erected 2014 by The State of Kansas
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Government & Politics • Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #14 Franklin Pierce series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1856.
Location. 39° 2.809′ N, 95° 40.792′ W. Marker is in Topeka, Kansas, in Shawnee County. Marker is at the intersection of SW 10th Avenue and SW Harrison Street, on the right when traveling east on SW 10th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Topeka KS 66612, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Capitol Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kansas History (about 400 feet away); The Governor's Plaque (about 400 feet away); Kansas Children (about 400 feet away); The Kansa Tribe (about 400 feet away); Ad Astra Dedication Ceremony (about 400 feet away); The Freedom Tree (about 400 feet away); Kansas Veterans' Memorial (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Topeka.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 18, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 106 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on June 18, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 18, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.