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Cottonwood Falls in Chase County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Chase County and the City of Cottonwood Falls

 
 
Chase County and the City of Cottonwood Falls Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2011
1. Chase County and the City of Cottonwood Falls Marker
Inscription.
Chase County, named after Salmon P. Chase, who was a United States Senator from Ohio and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, was organized in 1859 in the Kansas Territory.

James Fisher, from Columbiana County, Ohio was the first settler in the Cottonwood Falls vicinity in 1855. A grocery store opened in 1859, and School District #6 was organized in 1862. Cottonwood Falls became the county seat in 1864. The Courthouse was completed on October 8, 1873.

By 1885, six stone quarries near Cottonwood Falls were mining and shipping the magnesian limestone all over the nation via the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad. Chase County limestone was used in the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., the Kansas State Capitol in Topeka, the Chase County Courthouse and buildings in every state. It was said that there was no county in Kansas where the wealth per capita was greater than Chase County in the 1880's.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway marker series.
 
Location. 38° 22.515′ N, 96° 32.466′ W. Marker is in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, in Chase County. Touch for map. Marker is at the north end of the Cottonwood River Bridge, about 400 feet northeast
Chase County and the City of Cottonwood Falls Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2011
2. Chase County and the City of Cottonwood Falls Marker
of the intersection of Broadway and Mill Street. Marker is in this post office area: Cottonwood Falls KS 66845, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bates Grove and the Area Adjacent to the Cottonwood River Dam (here, next to this marker); Cottonwood River Dam (here, next to this marker); Cottonwood River Bridges at Cottonwood Falls (here, next to this marker); Connecting the Chase County Community (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oldest Operating Courthouse in Kansas (approx. 0.3 miles away); Chase County War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Landmark of Distinction (approx. 0.3 miles away); Chase County All Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cottonwood Falls.
 
Also see . . .
1. Cottonwood Falls, Kansas. (Submitted on August 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Chase County Courthouse. (Submitted on August 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Salmon P. Chase. (Submitted on August 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Chase County, Kansas. (Submitted on August 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Cottonwood Falls, Kansas. (Submitted on August 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
6. Salmon P. Chase. (Submitted on August 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Salmon P. Chase image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, undated
3. Salmon P. Chase

 
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Chase County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. Chase County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 443 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on August 4, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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