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

The Old Chisholm Trail

 
 
The Old Chisholm Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 1, 2011
1. The Old Chisholm Trail Marker
Inscription.
This post commemorates and marks the first terminus of the old Chisholm Cattle Trail, which extended from Brownsville, Texas, some 1,000 miles to the south. This post is identical to 400 Trail posts placed across Oklahoma (Indian Territory) by Bob Klemme of Enid, OK. to mark the exact trail.

Abilene Original Town Site Marker
 
Erected 2001 by Bob Klemme, Chris Jefferies, and The Chisholm Trail Heritage Center.
 
Location. 38° 54.969′ N, 97° 12.849′ W. Marker is in Abilene, Kansas, in Dickinson County. Marker is at the intersection of Buckeye Avenue (State Highway 15) and Texas Street, on the left when traveling north on Buckeye Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is about 300 feet southeast of the former Union Pacific Railroad passenger depot. Marker is in this post office area: Abilene KS 67410, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union Pacific Depot (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Texas Cattle Trail (about 400 feet away); 301-309 North Buckeye Avenue (about 500 feet away); Dwight David Eisenhower (about 600 feet away); D. G. Smith Building
Abilene Original Town Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 1, 2011
2. Abilene Original Town Site Marker
(about 700 feet away); Texas Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); United Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hotel Sunflower (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abilene.
 
Also see . . .
1. Chisholm Trail. (Submitted on November 18, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Chisholm Trail. (Submitted on November 18, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Chisholm Trail. (Submitted on November 18, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Chisholm Trail Heritage Center. (Submitted on November 18, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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The Old Chisholm Trail Post and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 1, 2011
3. The Old Chisholm Trail Post and Marker
Former UP Railroad Depot in upper left background
The Old Chisholm Trail Post and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 1, 2011
4. The Old Chisholm Trail Post and Marker
Buckeye Avenue at right
The Old Chisholm Trail Post image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 1, 2011
5. The Old Chisholm Trail Post
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 681 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 18, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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