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Near Kanwaka in Douglas County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Coon Point

Oregon Trail

 

1842

 
Coon Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 17, 2011
1. Coon Point Marker
Inscription.
A Camping Ground

Lecompton
Territorial Capital of Kansas
1855-1861
Three miles north

 
Erected 1930 by The Fifty-Sixers and Old Settlers of Douglas County, and the Betty Washington Chapter, D.A.R.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Oregon Trail marker series.
 
Location. 38° 59.605′ N, 95° 23.446′ W. Marker is near Kanwaka, Kansas, in Douglas County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 40 and E 600 Road (County Route 1029), on the right when traveling west on U.S. 40. Touch for map. Marker is at the roadside rest area. Marker is in this post office area: Lawrence KS 66049, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lecompton, Capital of Kansas Territory (here, next to this marker); Lane University (approx. 3.5 miles away); Lecompton Constitution Hall (approx. 3.6 miles away); First United Brethren in Christ Church in Kansas (approx. 5.2 miles away); Kansa Indians (approx. 5.8 miles away); a different marker also named Lecompton (approx. 6.7 miles away); Unknown Dead (approx. 7.5 miles away); Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 7.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
Coon Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 17, 2011
2. Coon Point Marker
 Oregon National Historic Trail. (Submitted on December 19, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Coon Point and Lecompton Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 17, 2011
3. Coon Point and Lecompton Markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 450 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 19, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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