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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Labette County, Kansas

 
Clickable Map of Labette County, Kansas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Labette County, KS (18) Cherokee County, KS (83) Crawford County, KS (66) Montgomery County, KS (48) Neosho County, KS (25) Craig County, OK (6) Nowata County, OK (1)  LabetteCounty(18) Labette County (18)  CherokeeCounty(83) Cherokee County (83)  CrawfordCounty(66) Crawford County (66)  MontgomeryCounty(48) Montgomery County (48)  NeoshoCounty(25) Neosho County (25)  CraigCountyOklahoma(6) Craig County (6)  NowataCounty(1) Nowata County (1)
Oswego is the county seat for Labette County
Adjacent to Labette County, Kansas
      Cherokee County (83)  
      Crawford County (66)  
      Montgomery County (48)  
      Neosho County (25)  
      Craig County, Oklahoma (6)  
      Nowata County, Oklahoma (1)  
 
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1Kansas (Labette County), Chetopa — Chetopa
On Maple Street (U.S. 59/166) at 4th Street, on the right when traveling east on Maple Street.
Founded 18th April 1857 by Dr. George LisleMap (db m60789) HM
2Kansas (Labette County), Chetopa — Parish of Sacred Heart - Chetopa
On Maple Street (U.S. 59/166) at 9th Street, on the right when traveling west on Maple Street.
The missionary priest from the Jesuit Osage Mission came to to [sic] the area surrounding Chetopa in 1847. The opening of a church was delayed due to the outbreak of the Civil War. Sadness came to the small town in 1857 when the town was burned . . . Map (db m60773) HM
3Kansas (Labette County), Chetopa — Veterans Memorial Auditorium — Gymnasium
On Walnut Street east of 6th Street, on the left when traveling east.
Dedicated to all Veterans in service of their countryMap (db m60790) WM
4Kansas (Labette County), Edna — First State Bank
On Delaware Street (State Highway 101) at Main Street, on the left when traveling north on Delaware Street.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m60793) HM
5Kansas (Labette County), Edna — Veterans Honor Roll
On Delaware Street (State Highway 101) south of Main Street, on the left when traveling north.
Roll of Honored Dead R J Dilorenzo • Lester W Hittle • Billy B Maxwell • Alfred Polson • Ray Preistly • George W Roles • Delbert W Seger • George Taylor • Jearl Thompson • Roscoe Wilson Samuel Triplett Congressional Medal of Honor . . . Map (db m60791) WM
6Kansas (Labette County), Oswego — Historic Riverside Park
On the park's north perimeter road west of Oregon Street, on the right when traveling west.
Early Days This bluff on which the Riverside Park sits is steeped in history. Towering over the plains, this site was frequented by both American Indians and early Euro-American settlers. It served as a place to observe game and also for . . . Map (db m96902) HM
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7Kansas (Labette County), Oswego — John A. Mathews Park — A Kansas Landmark
On Union Street at 4th Street, on the right when traveling north on Union Street.
This old well is whiteman's improvement to an everlasting spring used by the Indian tribes for ages and marks the first known white settlement in southern Kansas. John Mathews settled here to serve as blacksmith for the Osages about 1841 and . . . Map (db m96966) HM
8Kansas (Labette County), Oswego — KATY Caboose Number 109
On 6th Street (U.S. 59/160) at Commercial Street, on the right when traveling west on 6th Street.
Given to the City of Oswego, Kansas by the Union Pacific Railroad in memory of Former President and Board Vice-Chairman Carl Raymond Gray and Harriette Flora Gray, a native of the Oswego area, who were married here in . . . Map (db m60771) HM
9Kansas (Labette County), Oswego — Osage Indian Village — Circa 1841
On 4th Street near Commercial Street, on the right when traveling east.
Depicting when the Osage dwelled east of the bluff near Horseshoe Lake and Chief White Hair was their Chief. John Mathews, a fur trader and blacksmith, lived on the summit, intermingling with the tribe, both cultures benefiting from the . . . Map (db m42284) HM
10Kansas (Labette County), Oswego — Riverside Park
On the park's north perimeter road west of Oregon Street, on the left when traveling west.
This point overlooks the historic Neosho Crossing for "The Old Indian Trail" between Missouri and the Osage buffalo hunting grounds in central Oklahoma. The ford was located about eighty yards above the present dam. Two hundred Union soldiers of . . . Map (db m96922) HM
11Kansas (Labette County), Oswego — Sulky Plow
On 3rd Street near Merchant Street, on the left when traveling east.
This plow was used by Ray and Ed Wiggins when they started farming west of Oswego in 1914. Donated by Helen and Dick DotyMap (db m42283) HM
12Kansas (Labette County), Oswego — The Little Town Well
On Union Street at 4th Street, on the right when traveling north on Union Street.
The earliest permanent white settler in present Labette County is believed to have been John Mathews, trader and blacksmith, who arrived here about 1840. He established a post to trade with the Osage Indians of one of White Hair's villages, . . . Map (db m96965) HM
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13Kansas (Labette County), Parsons — Carnegie Library — Constructed 1909
On 17th Street at Broadway, on the right when traveling south on 17th Street.
This building has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior The Carnegie Building 100 Years of Service 1909 - 2009Map (db m42193) HM
14Kansas (Labette County), Parsons — 258 — First Presbyterian Church
On Broadway at 17th Street, on the left when traveling west on Broadway.
American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site No. 258Map (db m121382) HM
15Kansas (Labette County), Parsons — Peace Garden
On Main Street at 17th Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street.
In Honor of Those Who Served in Korea or Viet NamMap (db m42233) WM
16Kansas (Labette County), Parsons — Replica of the Statue of Liberty
On Main Street at 28th Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street.
With the faith and courage of their forefathers who made possible the freedom of these United States The Boy Scouts of America dedicate this replica of the Statue of Liberty as a pledge of everlasting fidelity and loyalty . . . Map (db m93368) HM
17Kansas (Labette County), Parsons — World War I Memorial
On Main Street at 17th Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street.
Dedicated to those who entered the service of their country during the World WarMap (db m42191) WM
18Kansas (Labette County), Parsons — World War II Memorial — They Sought No Glory But Their Country's Good
On Broadway at 17th Street, on the left when traveling east on Broadway.
In memory of those who made the Supreme Sacrifice in defense of their country in World War II. We Honor AllMap (db m42230) WM
 
 
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Aug. 18, 2022