Eureka in Greenwood County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
“Eureka, I found it”
shouted a small band of hardy pioneers in August of 1857. A spring of cool, clear water near this very spot. Abundant drinking water was a strong factor in search for a place to settle. They soon agreed that they had indeed found an ideal place and laid claim to the area for the town site which they chose to name Eureka!
Erected 1994 by City of Eureka.
Location. 37° 49.105′ N, 96° 17.608′ W. Marker is in Eureka, Kansas, in Greenwood County. Marker is on River Street (U.S. 54) near Main Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is about 25 feet east of the back of the Eureka Fire Station at 114 South Main Street, and sits about 200 feet north of U.S. 54. Marker is in this post office area: Eureka KS 67045, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christian and Congregational Church Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Greenwood County Cattlemen's Association (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Eureka, Kansas, History. (Submitted on June 4, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of Greenwood County, Kansas. (Submitted on June 4, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Environment • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 4, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 355 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 4, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.