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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 (22) Barton County, KS (61) Ellis County, KS (83) Ellsworth County, KS (28) Lincoln County, KS (1) Osborne County, KS (18) Rush County, KS (7)  RussellCounty(22) Russell County (22)  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(7) Rush County (7)
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 (7)  
 
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1Kansas, Russell County, Bunker Hill — Dinner Bell and Stone Post from the William Garrett Ranch in the 1890's
On Washington Street at 6th Street, on the left when traveling north on Washington Street.
Donated by The Charles Stoppel FamilyMap (db m95424) HM
2Kansas, Russell County, Bunker Hill — Hitching Post From The John J. Gross Homestead — 1878
On Washington Street at 6th Street, on the left when traveling north on Washington Street.
[Title is text]Map (db m95420) HM
3Kansas, Russell County, Bunker Hill — Mary Ann "Mother" Bickerdyke: A Kansas Legend — Russell County Heritage Marker
On 6th Street at Washington Street, on the right when traveling east on 6th Street.
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
On 2nd Street at Kansas Avenue, on the right when traveling east on 2nd Street.
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
On Main Street near 2nd Street, on the right when traveling south.
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
On State Highway 232 near the west edge of Wilson Lake Dam, on the right when traveling south.
[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, Lucas — Roy and Clara Miller's Park
On East 2nd Street east of South Kansas Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
Created by Roy and Clara Miller as an oasis for weary travelers, Miller's Park was originally located on the west edge of town. The park opened in 1921, with sculpture construction started in 1932. The site was much loved by all of Lucas. In . . . Map (db m212936) HM
8Kansas, 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
9Kansas, Russell County, Russell — Civil War Memorial
In memory of The Defenders of the Union 1861-1865Map (db m95542) WM
10Kansas, Russell County, Russell — Dream Theater — 1949
On Main Street north of Wisconsin Street, on the right when traveling north.
Placed March, 2006 National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m95517) HM
11Kansas, Russell County, Russell — Irish Eyes Barn Quilt Pattern
On 8th Street at Kansas Street, on the left when traveling east on 8th Street.
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
12Kansas, Russell County, Russell — Kansas Street
On Kansas Street at 8th Street, on the left when traveling north on Kansas Street.
Dedicated May 20, 2001 as Avenue of History 9 Blocks of Brick Paving 1924Map (db m95519) HM
13Kansas, Russell County, Russell — Mary "Mother" Bickerdyke — Civil War Nurse — 1817 - 1901 —
On Kansas Street north of 8th Street, on the left when traveling north.
This stepping stone came from her home at 706 Lincoln St. in Russell Ks.Map (db m95522) HM
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14Kansas, Russell County, Russell — Nicholas Gernon Blacksmith Shop — Post No. 2
On Kansas Street north of 8th Street, on the left when traveling north.
Site of Nicholas Gernon Blacksmith Shop 1872 Avenue of History [Dedicated] May 20, 2001Map (db m95540) HM
15Kansas, Russell County, Russell — 1 — Nicholas Gernon Home — 1872 — Post No. 1, Avenue of History —
On Kansas Street north of 8th Street, on the left when traveling north.
First stone House In RussellMap (db m95523) HM
16Kansas, Russell County, Russell — Replica of the Statue of Liberty
On Lincoln Street south of 4th Street, on the left when traveling north.
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
17Kansas, Russell County, Russell — Russell County Veterans Memorial
On Wichita Avenue (Business U.S. 40) at Jay Street, on the left when traveling east on Wichita Avenue.
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
18Kansas, Russell County, Russell — The Arrival of the Railroad
On Wichita Avenue (Business U.S. 40) east of Jay Street, on the left when traveling east.
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
19Kansas, Russell County, Russell — The Freedom Tree
On Wichita Avenue (Business U.S. 40) east of Copeland Street, on the left when traveling east.
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
20Kansas, Russell County, Russell — U.S. Post Office / Mural — Circa 1939
On Wisconsin Street at Maple Street, on the right when traveling west on Wisconsin Street.
Placed January 1988 National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m59844) HM
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21Kansas, Russell County, Russell — World War II Memorial Barn Quilt
On Kansas Street at 8th Street, on the right when traveling south on Kansas Street.
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
22Kansas, Russell County, Waldo — B-24 Bomber Crash Memorial
On South 152nd Avenue, 0.5 miles south of West 230th Drive and South 152nd Avenue, on the left when traveling north.
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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Jan. 27, 2023