Russell in Russell County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Irish Eyes Barn Quilt Pattern
Irishman Nicholas Gernon,
a blacksmith by trade and
one of the original members
of the Ripon Colony -
founders of Russell in 1871.
He served as director of the
Town Site Company
well into the mid 1880s.
In 1872 he built the family home
immediately north of the blacksmith site.
Early Catholic Masses were
said in the parlor.
Tours scheduled at Fossil Station Museum
Erected by Russell County Historical Society.
Location. 38° 53.596′ N, 98° 51.532′ W. Marker is in Russell, Kansas, in Russell County. Marker is at the intersection of 8th Street and Kansas Street, on the left when traveling east on 8th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Russell KS 67665, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War II Memorial Barn Quilt (here, next to this marker); Kansas Street (a few steps from this marker); Nicholas Gernon Blacksmith Shop (a few steps from this marker); Mary "Mother" Bickerdyke (a few steps from this marker); Nicholas Gernon Home Dream Theater (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); U.S. Post Office / Mural (approx. 0.2 miles away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Russell.
Also see . . .
1. Gernon House Museum, Russell KS. (Submitted on June 29, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Russell, in Cutler's History of Kansas (1883). (Submitted on June 29, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 134 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 29, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.