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Near Smith Center in Smith County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Higley Cabin

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Higley Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2012
1. Higley Cabin Marker
Inscription.  Looking to the northwest, south of the white house, behind the trees you will find the cabin home of Dr. Brewster Higley. The cabin was built by Dr. Higley and friends on July 4, 1872. Dr. Higley is best known as the author of the song "Home on the Range", selected as the official state song of Kansas in 1947. The cabin is listed on the National Historical Record [National Register of Historic Places]. Currently owned and maintained by the Ellen Rust Living Trust.
 
Erected by 100th Higley Family Reunion.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicScience & MedicineSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1867.
 
Location. 39° 53.208′ N, 98° 56.159′ W. Marker is near Smith Center, Kansas, in Smith County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 8 and 90th Road, on the left when traveling north on State Highway 8. Marker is about 12 miles northwest of Smith Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Athol KS 66932, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured
Higley Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2012
2. Higley Cabin Marker
Cabin is beyond the distant treeline. Looking west.
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as the crow flies. "My Western Home" or "Home on the Range" (approx. 0.6 miles away); History of Old Dutch Mill (approx. 10.9 miles away).
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. "Home on the Range". (Submitted on February 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Brewster Higley Gravesite. (Submitted on February 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Brewster Higley VI. (Submitted on February 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. "Home on the Range" Cabin National Register Nomination. (Submitted on February 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Higley Cabin image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2012
3. Higley Cabin
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 503 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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May. 28, 2022