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Baxter Springs in Cherokee County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Baxter Springs Massacre Burial Site

Civil War Tour

 
 
Baxter Springs Massacre Burial Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2010
1. Baxter Springs Massacre Burial Site Marker
Inscription. First burial site for victims of the Baxter Springs Massacre and the attack on Ft. Blair. In 1869, the bodies were moved to the National Cemetary plot west of town.
 
Erected by City of Baxter Springs. (Marker Number 9.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kansas, Baxter Springs Civil War Tour marker series.
 
Location. 37° 1.794′ N, 94° 44.049′ W. Marker is in Baxter Springs, Kansas, in Cherokee County. Marker is on 6th Street near Military Avenue (U.S. 69), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is north across 6th Street from Fort Blair Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: Baxter Springs KS 66713, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Baxter (a few steps from this marker); Fort Blair Breastworks (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Blair West Breastworks (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Blair Blockhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Baxter Springs (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle For Fort Blair
Baxter Springs Massacre Burial Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2010
2. Baxter Springs Massacre Burial Site Marker
Looking north.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Blair (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Kansas Colored Infantry at Fort Blair (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baxter Springs.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Blair. (Submitted on November 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Battle of Fort Blair. (Submitted on November 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. History of Baxter Springs. (Submitted on November 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. VA Baxter Springs Soldiers' Lot. (Submitted on November 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesForts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Fort Blair HIstoric Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Fort Blair HIstoric Site Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,072 times since then and 99 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on November 6, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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