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Abilene in Dickinson County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Site of First Settlers’ Home

1858

 
 
Site of First Settlers' Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 1, 2011
1. Site of First Settlers' Home Marker
Inscription.
The log cabin of
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy F. Hersey
Birthplace of Abilene's
first white child.
A station on the
Overland and Butterfield Stage Lines
Mrs. Hersey named the town Abilene
Luke III.I

 
Erected 1931 by Abilene Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 38° 54.924′ N, 97° 13.405′ W. Marker is in Abilene, Kansas, in Dickinson County. Marker is at the intersection of 1st Street and Vine Street, on the right when traveling west on 1st Street. Touch for map. Marker is adjacent to the Lebold Mansion. Marker is at or near this postal address: 106 North Vine Street, Abilene KS 67410, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. C. H. Lebold Mansion (here, next to this marker); J. E. Johntz Home (approx. mile away); Texas Street (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hotel Sunflower (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Grand Army of the Republic (approx. 0.4 miles away); D. G. Smith Building
Site of First Settlers' Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 1, 2011
2. Site of First Settlers' Home Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); United Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abilene.
 
Also see . . .  Abilene, Kansas, in Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 15, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsSettlements & Settlers
 
Site of First Settlers' Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 1, 2011
3. Site of First Settlers' Home Marker
Lebold Mansion in background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 672 times since then and 133 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 15, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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