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Cawker City in Mitchell County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Homestead of J. Gledhill

1871 - 1920

 
 
Homestead of J. Gledhill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 27, 2011
1. Homestead of J. Gledhill Marker
Inscription.  

Twelve Mile Post Office
1874 - 1894

Cawker City
Smith Center
Trail
1871

 
Erected 1939 by A. E. Gledhill.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsIndustry & CommerceRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1874.
 
Location. 39° 30.556′ N, 98° 26.017′ W. Marker is in Cawker City, Kansas, in Mitchell County. Marker is on Wisconsin Avenue (U.S. 24) near Lake Drive, on the right when traveling east. Marker has been moved from its original location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cawker City KS 67430, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. World's Largest Ball of Sisal Twine (here, next to this marker); Cawker City (within shouting distance of this marker); Waconda Springs (approx. 2.7 miles away); Waconda Springs / Glen Elder State Park
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(approx. 4.9 miles away); Sod and Stubble (approx. 5.8 miles away); Missouri Pacific Railroad Depot (approx. 5.9 miles away); The Founding of Downs, Kansas (approx. 5.9 miles away); Memorial Hall (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cawker City.
 
More about this marker. "In 1939 A. E. Gledhill placed a stone marker on the homestead of Joseph Gledhill, in southeast Smith county, commemorating the settlement of Twelve Mile Valley and the establishment in 1874 of the Twelve Mile post office in the home of Joseph Gledhill, who was a member of an Eastern colony which arrived in Kansas in 1871. The monument also marks the old Cawker City-Smith Center trail." From Kansas Historical Quarterly, August 1941 (Vol. 10, No. 3), Notes, page 334.
 
Also see . . .  Historical Twelve Mile Valley Information. (Submitted on August 31, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Homestead of J. Gledhill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 27, 2011
2. Homestead of J. Gledhill Marker
At left side of photo
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 700 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 31, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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