Ellsworth in Ellsworth County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Plaza (1873)
Historic Plaza Walking Tour Stop 11
View of the Plaza looking west. The Grand Central Hotel (9) is on the right. The depot (14) is in the center of the Plaza and the Drovers Cottage (5) can be seen in the distance just to the left side of the depot. Had you been standing here on a summer day in 1868 you could have witnessed a stampede of wild buffalo charging through the Plaza! The buffalo continued past this spot and onto the plains to the east as dazed townspeople returned to daily life in Ellsworth.
Erected by Ellsworth County Economic Development, Ellsworth-Kanapolis Area Chamber of Commerce, Ellwsorth County Historical Society, et al. (Marker Number 11.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 38° 43.646′ N, 98° 13.782′ W. Marker is in Ellsworth, Kansas, in Ellsworth County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and Court Street, on the right when traveling east on North Main StreetTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ellsworth KS 67439, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1873 County Jail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grand Central Hotel (about 300 feet away); Joe Brennan Saloon (about 500 feet away); Kansas Pacific Railroad Depots (about 500 feet away); Nick Lentz Saloon (about 600 feet away); Beebe General Store (about 600 feet away); The Old Reliable House (about 600 feet away); North Main Street (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ellsworth.
Also see . . .
1. Wickedest Cowtown of the West. (Submitted on April 3, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Ellsworth County in Cutler's History of the State of Kansas (1883). (Submitted on April 3, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 3, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 512 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 3, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.