Atchison in Atchison County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
4th of July, 1804 Creek
William Clark recorded in his
journal that on this date,
the Corps of Discovery
"Passed a Creek 12 yrs. wide...comeing
out of an extensive Prarie reching
within 200 yeards of the river, as this
Creek has no name, and this being
the...the [sic] 4th of July the day of the
independence of the U.S. call it...4th of
July 1804 Creek"
Erected 1997 by Kansas Society, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and the Lewis & Clark Expedition series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is July 4, 1827.
Location. 39° 33.573′ N, 95° 7.584′ W. Marker is in Atchison, Kansas, in Atchison County. Marker is on Skyway Highway (U.S. 59) near 10th Street (U.S. 73), on the right when traveling west. Marker is accessible from the Santa Fe Depot parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bridge Over 4th of July 1804 Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); Working Men of the Railroads (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of the Santa Fe Railway Company (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Atchison County World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Atchison County Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Founding of the Santa Fe Railway (approx. 0.2 miles away); Atchison Post Office (approx. 0.4 miles away); Atchison, Kansas (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atchison.
Also see . . .
1. The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 776 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 19, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.