Near Globe in Douglas County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Santa Fe Trail Crossed Here
which had intermittent existence
between 1883 and 1891.
a stagecoach relay station,
was 2 ½ miles east on the Old Trail.
Erected 1986 by Santa Fe Trail Historical Society of Douglas County Kansas.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Places • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and the Santa Fe Trail series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1883.
Location. 38° 46.933′ N, 95° 28.933′ W. Marker is near Globe, Kansas, in Douglas County. Marker is on U.S. 56, on the left when traveling west. This historical marker and DAR marker combination are located on the south side of US-56 one mile east of the Douglas - Osage line. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Overbrook KS 66524, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Santa Fe Trail (approx. 4 miles away); Globe (approx. 4.6 miles away); a different marker also named Santa Fe Trail (approx. 11 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 13½ miles away); L-5 105mm Pack Howitzer (approx. 15.7 miles away); UH-1H Huey Helicopter (approx. 15.7 miles away); F-4D Fighter Aircraft (approx. 15.8 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 16.1 miles away).
More about this marker. There is a white, two-story farmhouse across the highway and to the west of the marker. There is only parking for 1 car at a time at the pulloff.
Regarding Santa Fe Trail Crossed Here. According to the publication Following the Santa Fe Trail, by Marc Simmons, published by Ancient City Press, Santa Fe, NM, This DAR marker actually commemorates Flag Spring, a popular spot to water the livestock along this part of the Trail. The actual location of Flag Spring is unknown at the current time.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 1,258 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 7, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.