Near Howard in Elk County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Benjamin F. Hobbs
1848 – 1871
Erected 1933 by Elk County Teachers and Pupils.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
Location. 37° 30.411′ N, 96° 15.16′ W. Marker is near Howard, Kansas, in Elk County. Marker is on State Highway 99 near Native Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker and grave site sit about 100 yards east of the highway, about two miles north of Howard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Howard KS 67349, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Howard Bells (approx. 2.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); Prudence Crandall (approx. 9.7 miles away); a different marker also named Prudence Crandall (approx. 9.7 miles away); Pershing / Praire Gem School House (approx. 9.7 miles away); Elk Falls Pratt Truss Bridge (approx. 9.9 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 30, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 386 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 30, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.