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Council Grove in Morris County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Post Office Oak

 
 
Post Office Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2011
1. Post Office Oak Marker
Inscription.

From 1825 to 1847
a cache at the foot
of this tree
served as a post office
for incoming and outgoing
wagon trains

 
Erected by Council Grove Chamber of Commerce and Tourism.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Postal Mail and Philately, and the Santa Fe Trail marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.712′ N, 96° 29.181′ W. Marker is in Council Grove, Kansas, in Morris County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 56) near Union Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Council Grove KS 66846, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brewery (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Post Office Oak (a few steps from this marker); Madonna of the Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Bur Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); Rendezvous on the Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Bur Oak (about 400 feet away); Guardian of the Grove (about 400 feet away); Council Grove (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Council Grove.
 
Also see . . .
1. Santa Fe National Historic Trail
Post Office Oak and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2011
2. Post Office Oak and Marker
. (Submitted on July 24, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Santa Fe Trail Association. (Submitted on July 24, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Council Grove, Kansas. (Submitted on July 24, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Council Grove, Kansas. (Submitted on July 24, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 279 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 24, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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