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Near Minneapolis in Ottawa County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Welcome to Rock City

 
 
Welcome to Rock City Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 1, 2012
1. Welcome to Rock City Marker
Inscription.  

Rock City rocks are magnificent examples of sandstone concretions which have formed in the millions of years since Kansas was covered by an inland sea. This is the only place in the world where so many concretions of such giant size are found in one area.

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Rock City
has been designated a
Registered Natural Landmark
This site possesses exceptional value
as an illustration of the nation's natural
heritage and contributes to a better
understanding of man's environment

1978
Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service
United States Department of the Interior


 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features. In addition, it is included in the National Natural Landmarks series list.
 
Location. 39° 5.369′ N, 97° 43.992′ W. Marker is near Minneapolis, Kansas, in Ottawa County. Marker is on the entrance road to Rock City, north off Ivy Road, about 0.6 miles
Rock City Registered Natural Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 1, 2012
2. Rock City Registered Natural Landmark Marker
west of Kansas Hwy 106. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1051 Ivy Road, Minneapolis KS 67467, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George W Carver (approx. 2.7 miles away); Grace Bedell Billings: Lincoln's Little Correspondent (approx. 12.9 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 12.9 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 12.9 miles away); Pike's Route (approx. 13.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Rock City, Kansas. (Submitted on December 28, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. National Natural Landmarks Program (National Park Service). (Submitted on December 29, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Rock City Registered Natural Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 1, 2012
3. Rock City Registered Natural Landmark Marker
Rock City Concretions image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 1, 2012
4. Rock City Concretions
Rock City Concretions image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 1, 2012
5. Rock City Concretions
Rock City Concretions image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 1, 2012
6. Rock City Concretions
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 1, 2012
7. Rock City Concretions
Rock City Concretions image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 1, 2012
8. Rock City Concretions
Rock City Concretions image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 1, 2012
9. Rock City Concretions
Rock City Concretions image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 1, 2012
10. Rock City Concretions
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 28, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 293 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on December 28, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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Nov. 29, 2020