Eureka in Greenwood County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
"Eureka, I found it"
shouted a small band of hardy pioneers in August of 1857. A spring of cool, clear water near this very spot. Abundant drinking water was a strong factor in search for a place to settle. They soon agreed that they had indeed found an ideal place and laid claim to the area for the town site which they chose to name Eureka!
Erected 1994 by City of Eureka.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1857.
Location. 37° 49.105′ N, 96° 17.608′ W. Marker is in Eureka, Kansas, in Greenwood County. Marker is on River Street (U.S. 54) near Main Street, on the left when traveling east. Marker is about 25 feet east of the back of the Eureka Fire Station at 114 South Main Street, and sits about 200 feet north of U.S. 54. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eureka KS 67045, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christian and Congregational Church Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Greenwood County Cattlemen's Association Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Eureka, Kansas. City website homepage (Submitted on June 4, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Greenwood County, Kansas. Legends of Kansas website entry (Submitted on December 29, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 4, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 524 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 4, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.