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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Russell County, Kansas

 
Clickable Map of Russell 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 Russell County, KS (21) Barton County, KS (61) Ellis County, KS (83) Ellsworth County, KS (28) Lincoln County, KS (1) Osborne County, KS (18) Rush County, KS (6)  RussellCounty(21) Russell County (21)  BartonCounty(61) Barton County (61)  EllisCounty(83) Ellis County (83)  EllsworthCounty(28) Ellsworth County (28)  LincolnCounty(1) Lincoln County (1)  OsborneCounty(18) Osborne County (18)  RushCounty(6) Rush County (6)
Russell is the county seat for Russell County
Adjacent to Russell County, Kansas
      Barton County (61)  
      Ellis County (83)  
      Ellsworth County (28)  
      Lincoln County (1)  
      Osborne County (18)  
      Rush County (6)  
 
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1Kansas (Russell County), Bunker Hill — Dinner Bell and Stone Post from the William Garrett Ranch in the 1890's
Donated by The Charles Stoppel FamilyMap (db m95424) HM
2Kansas (Russell County), Bunker Hill — Hitching Post From The John J. Gross Homestead — 1878
[Title is text]Map (db m95420) HM
3Kansas (Russell County), Bunker Hill — Mary Ann "Mother" Bickerdyke: A Kansas Legend — Russell County Heritage Marker
Mary Ann Ball was born near Mount Vernon, Ohio in 1817. She married Robert Bickerdyke in 1847 and they moved to Galesburg, Illinois. At the outbreak of the Civil War the residents of Galesburg purchased medical supplies worth $500 for soldiers . . . Map (db m95499) HM
4Kansas (Russell County), Lucas — Garden of Eden
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m54268) HM
5Kansas (Russell County), Lucas — Post Rock Limestone and the Czechoslovakian Immigrant Experience
Innovative use of native Dakota sandstone, a unique geological formation found only in this region, by pioneer Czech settlers can still be seen in our fencelines, farmsteads, civic & vernacular architecture, bridges, backroads, & byways.Map (db m54214) HM
6Kansas (Russell County), Lucas — Post Rock Scenic Byway
[History related excerpts from the marker] Side A The Midland Hotel in Wilson was built in 1899 as the most magnificent facility in the Midwest. Featured in the 1973 movie Paper Moon, the hotel was recently restored back to its . . . Map (db m54294) HM
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7Kansas (Russell County), Russell — Alexander McKeefer and John Lynch
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 . . . Map (db m95544) HM
8Kansas (Russell County), Russell — Civil War Memorial
In memory of The Defenders of the Union 1861-1865Map (db m95542) WM
9Kansas (Russell County), Russell — Dream Theater — 1949
Placed March, 2006 National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m95517) HM
10Kansas (Russell County), Russell — Irish Eyes Barn Quilt Pattern
Created in honor of 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 . . . Map (db m95518) HM
11Kansas (Russell County), Russell — Kansas Street
Dedicated May 20, 2001 as Avenue of History 9 Blocks of Brick Paving 1924Map (db m95519) HM
12Kansas (Russell County), Russell — Mary "Mother" Bickerdyke — Civil War Nurse — 1817 - 1901 —
This stepping stone came from her home at 706 Lincoln St. in Russell Ks.Map (db m95522) HM
13Kansas (Russell County), Russell — Nicholas Gernon Blacksmith Shop — Post No. 2
Site of Nicholas Gernon Blacksmith Shop 1872 Avenue of History [Dedicated] May 20, 2001Map (db m95540) HM
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14Kansas (Russell County), Russell — 1 — Nicholas Gernon Home — 1872 — Post No. 1, Avenue of History —
First stone House In RussellMap (db m95523) HM
15Kansas (Russell County), Russell — Replica of the Statue of Liberty
With the faith and courage of their forefathers who made possible the freedom of these United States The Boy Scouts of America dedicate this copy of the Statue of Liberty as a pledge of everlasting fidelity and loyalty . . . Map (db m95331) HM
16Kansas (Russell County), Russell — Russell County Veterans Memorial
WWI [Honored Dead] Marcellus J. Banworth • August Beam • Jack Black • Albert E. Bodmer • J. Fred Boxberger • Arthur Lee Boyles • Frank D. Brainerd • Laurel Felix Brandenburg • Thomas J. Buchan • Galen Elliot Cooper • David Deines • Floyd . . . Map (db m95602) WM
17Kansas (Russell County), Russell — The Arrival of the Railroad
When railroads first built across Kansas in the 1860s, Plains Indians inhabited much of the central and western part of the state. They did not welcome the incursion, sensing a danger to the buffalo herds that provided them with food, shelter, and . . . Map (db m95588) HM
18Kansas (Russell County), Russell — The Freedom Tree
With the vision of universal freedom for all mankind this tree is dedicated to Lt. Col. Carl Karst and all Prisoners of War and Missing in ActionMap (db m95603) WM
19Kansas (Russell County), Russell — U.S. Post Office / Mural — Circa 1939
Placed January 1988 National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m59844) HM
20Kansas (Russell County), Russell — World War II Memorial Barn Quilt
In honor of those making the supreme sacrifice in WWII Carl Robert Laubhan March 15, 1945 by his sisters Esther White & Frances WagnerMap (db m95521) WM
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21Kansas (Russell County), Waldo — B-24 Bomber Crash Memorial
On 22 September 1943 a B-24D "Liberator" bomber crashed into the hillside approximately four hundred yards west of this site amid inclement weather. That night eleven Army Air Force men lost their lives while in the service of their country. Let . . . Map (db m103036) WM
 
 
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Dec. 8, 2022