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

Alexander McKeefer and John Lynch

 
 
Alexander McKeefer and John Lynch Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 12, 2016
1. Alexander McKeefer and John Lynch Marker
Inscription.

Erected by
Union Pacific Railroad Company
to mark the burial place of
Alexander McKeefer and John Lynch
who were killed
by a band of Cheyenne Indians,
May 28, 1869
while working as track laborers
two miles west of
Fossil Creek Station now Russell

 
Location. 38° 53.034′ N, 98° 50.233′ W. Marker is in Russell, Kansas, in Russell County. Touch for map. Monument is just northwest of the center circle in the Russell City Cemetery, located south off Wichita Avenue (US 40 Business), east of Schlageck Road. Marker is in this post office area: Russell KS 67665, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Arrival of the Railroad (approx. 0.3 miles away); Russell County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Freedom Tree (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kansas Street (approx. 1.3 miles away); Dream Theater (approx. 1.3 miles away); Nicholas Gernon Blacksmith Shop (approx. 1.3 miles away); World War II Memorial Barn Quilt (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Russell.
 
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Alexander McKeefer and John Lynch Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 12, 2016
2. Alexander McKeefer and John Lynch Marker
Easier to read side view
this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. "Railroading Among the Indians," in Pioneer History of Kansas, by Roenigk (1933). (Submitted on July 1, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Russell County, in Cutler's History of Kansas (1883). (Submitted on July 1, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesRailroads & StreetcarsWars, US Indian
 
Alexander McKeefer and John Lynch Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 12, 2016
3. Alexander McKeefer and John Lynch Monument
Alexander McKeefer Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 12, 2016
4. Alexander McKeefer Marker
John Lynch Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 12, 2016
5. John Lynch Grave Marker
Alexander McKeefer and John Lynch Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 12, 2016
6. Alexander McKeefer and John Lynch Markers
Back of monument
Alexander McKeefer and John Lynch Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 12, 2016
7. Alexander McKeefer and John Lynch Marker
Looking SE from monument toward cemetery circle where Civil War monument is located (hidden by tree)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 192 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 1, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4, 5, 6. submitted on July 2, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   7. submitted on July 1, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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