Near Larned in Pawnee County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Pleasant Valley Townships No. 1 and No. 2 Pioneers
The desire for home ownership and self employment caused many people to move from east to west in the early history of our country. Pleasant Valley Townships No. 1 and No. 2, Pawnee County, Kansas, were no exception. People of numerous religious denominations came to this area and worshiped, first in the already established school houses. Later they built their churches. Perhaps the outstanding groups in the above described location were the Methodist - Brethen - Mennonites and Catholics.
Where life exists, death intrudes. These good people and all residents agreed there must be provisions made for Christian burial. Late in the 19th century the Henry Pratt Family deeded about three acres of ground to the Pleasant Valley Cemetery Association for a burial place in the N.E. corner of Section 8 Range 16 Township 23, next to the Pratt School House grounds, which later became part of the cemetery.
We dedicate this plaque to the memory of the pioneers who promoted the Christian cause in this community.
Methodist Church, 1911-1968
Brethren Church, 1905-1961
Mennonite Church, 1905-1940
Dublin Church, 1885-1894
Location. 38° 4.329′ N, 99° 5.758′ W. Marker is near Larned, Kansas, in Pawnee County. Marker is on Touch for map. Monument is in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, about six miles south of Larned. Marker is in this post office area: Larned KS 67550, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Zook Consolidated School (here, next to this marker); Birthplace of Farm Credit (approx. 6˝ miles away); Santa Fe Trail (approx. 7.3 miles away); Site of the Larned House (approx. 7.3 miles away); Site of Original Cash Store (approx. 7.7 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.9 miles away); Camp Criley 1872 (approx. 8 miles away); Pawnee County Area All Veterans Memorial (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Larned.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 13, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 423 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on February 13, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.