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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Dickinson County, Kansas

Clickable Map of Dickinson County, Kansas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Dickinson County, KS (46) Clay County, KS (8) Geary County, KS (54) Marion County, KS (31) McPherson County, KS (62) Morris County, KS (56) Ottawa County, KS (6) Saline County, KS (26)  DickinsonCounty(46) Dickinson County (46)  ClayCounty(8) Clay County (8)  GearyCounty(54) Geary County (54)  MarionCounty(31) Marion County (31)  McPhersonCounty(62) McPherson County (62)  MorrisCounty(56) Morris County (56)  OttawaCounty(6) Ottawa County (6)  SalineCounty(26) Saline County (26)
Abilene is the county seat for Dickinson County
Adjacent to Dickinson County, Kansas
      Clay County (8)  
      Geary County (54)  
      Marion County (31)  
      McPherson County (62)  
      Morris County (56)  
      Ottawa County (6)  
      Saline County (26)  
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1 Kansas, Dickinson County, Abilene — 301-309 North Buckeye Avenue — Built 1881 — Abilene Historic District #1 —
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m49377) HM
2 Kansas, Dickinson County, Abilene — Abilene Parker Carousel
has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of AmericaMap (db m64846) HM
3 Kansas, Dickinson County, Abilene — 1 — Buckeye Street Neighborhood
From its earliest platting to the most recent times, building on North Buckeye Street has been a reflective barometer of the attitudes and economy of Abilene. Though the original town and business district were due south of the Union Pacific . . . Map (db m49296) HM
4 Kansas, Dickinson County, Abilene — C. H. Lebold Mansion
Completed in 1880 the Lebold Mansion was built by C.H. Lebold a local banker, realtor, politician, and entrepreneur. Lebold chose the site of Abilene's first log cabin to build his 23 room home of rough hewn brown limestone blocks, from Russell . . . Map (db m49550) HM
5 Kansas, Dickinson County, Abilene — 2 — Cleyson L. Brown Neighborhood
The Abilene community would have taken a much different shape had it not been for the influence of C. L. Brown. Known as an industrialist, utilities magnate, financier, philanthropist, and organizing genius, Brown was responsible for the formation . . . Map (db m48496) HM
6 Kansas, Dickinson County, Abilene — D. G. Smith Building
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Heritage Home 1885 AssociationMap (db m43949) HM
7 Kansas, Dickinson County, Abilene — Dwight David Eisenhower
General of the Army Rank awarded December 20, 1944 "I cannot let this day pass without telling the fighting men···that my fondest boast shall always be: I was their fellow-soldier." Address to the American Soldier February . . . Map (db m43941) HM
8 Kansas, Dickinson County, Abilene — Dwight David Eisenhower
. . . Map (db m49523) HM
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9 Kansas, Dickinson County, Abilene — Eisenhower Memorial
To this homestead Divine providence brought David Jacob Eisenhower and Ida Stover Eisenhower. They lived in piety and Christian service, brought sons into the world, and taught them the ways of righteousness, of charity to all men and reverence to . . . Map (db m49630) HM WM
10 Kansas, Dickinson County, Abilene — 5 — Eisenhower Park
Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal and Works Progress Administration was the basis for the construction of Abilene's swimming pool, stadium, rose garden, and other buildings located in this park. This park project under the WPA was one of thirty such . . . Map (db m49551) HM
11 Kansas, Dickinson County, Abilene — Harold J. Royer Band Shell
Dedicated in August, 1981, during the 100th anniversary observance of the Abilene Municipal Band, in honor of Mr. Royer's 60 years as a dedicated and talented director of this band. By resolution of the Abilene City Commission . . . Map (db m49556) HM
12 Kansas, Dickinson County, Abilene — 30 — Historic Abilene
At the end of the Civil War when millions of longhorns were left on the plains of Texas without a market, the Union Pacific was building west across Kansas. Joseph McCoy, an Illinois stockman, believed these cattle could be herded north for . . . Map (db m43945) HM
13 Kansas, Dickinson County, Abilene — Honor Roll of Dickinson County Servicemen
[Title is text]Map (db m64848) WM
14 Kansas, Dickinson County, Abilene — Hotel Sunflower — Built 1931
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m49531) HM
15 Kansas, Dickinson County, Abilene — 4 — J. E. Johntz Home
A familiar trend of the early Abilene days was for a local businessman to have interests in several aspects of the economy. One such pioneer Abilene merchant was John Edward Johntz. He, along with other noteable businessmen of the time, had an . . . Map (db m49533) HM
16 Kansas, Dickinson County, Abilene — Rock Island Depot — Circa 1887
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m64839) HM
17 Kansas, Dickinson County, Abilene — Seelye Mansion
Seelye House Built 1905 Abilene Register of Historic Places Abilene Heritage Commission This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Heritage . . . Map (db m49330) HM
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18 Kansas, Dickinson County, Abilene — Site of Abilene High School
Site of Abilene High School 1906 - 1918 Abilene Junior High School 1919 - 1954 Attended by Dwight D. Eisenhower 1906 - 1909Map (db m43953) HM
19 Kansas, Dickinson County, Abilene — Site of First Settlers' Home — 1858
The log cabin of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy F. Hersey Birthplace of Abilene's first white child. A station on the Overland and Butterfield Stage Lines Mrs. Hersey named the town Abilene Luke III.IMap (db m49549) HM
20 Kansas, Dickinson County, Abilene — St. John's Episcopal Church — "The Church Within A Church" — 1878 —
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m49326) HM
21 Kansas, Dickinson County, Abilene — T.C. Henry Carriage House — 1873
This barn was constructed in 1873 by T.C. Henry, the first Mayor of Abilene. The structure was moved to this site in 1961. It was donated to Old Abilene Town by Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Cruse.Map (db m64840) HM
22 Kansas, Dickinson County, Abilene — Texas Cattle Trail
. . . Map (db m49331) HM
23 Kansas, Dickinson County, Abilene — Texas Street
Of Cattle Trade Days extending West from Cedar Street to the Mud Creek Ford. Both sides were lined with Saloons, Gambling Houses, Dance Halls and a few Stores, including Karotowski's General Store and The Pioneer Store One Block West. This . . . Map (db m43948) HM
24 Kansas, Dickinson County, Abilene — The Grand Army of the Republic
Dedicated May 7-1941 in memory of Our Fathers The Grand Army of the Republic 1861-65Map (db m49581) WM
25 Kansas, Dickinson County, Abilene — The Old Chisholm Trail
This post commemorates and marks the first terminus of the old Chisholm Cattle Trail, which extended from Brownsville, Texas, some 1,000 miles to the south. This post is identical to 400 Trail posts placed across Oklahoma (Indian Territory) by Bob . . . Map (db m49632) HM
26 Kansas, Dickinson County, Abilene — Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church — Built 1878
has been placed on the National Historic Register by the United States Department of the Interior and on the Register of Historic Kansas Places by the State of KansasMap (db m49525) HM
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27 Kansas, Dickinson County, Abilene — Union Pacific Depot — Built 1928
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1991Map (db m49527) HM
28 Kansas, Dickinson County, Abilene — 3 — United Building — Built 1887
Completed in 1903, this building once was owned by T.E. Dewey and was known as the Brady Building. In 1904, following a disastrous flood, the building was sold to Cleyson L. Brown, Abilene entrepreneur whose many enterprises provided employment for . . . Map (db m49529) HM
29 Kansas, Dickinson County, Chapman — St. Patrick's Mission Church — 1864 - 2008
Established by Fr. Dumortier, frontier missionary First Mass December, 1864 Catholic mission for Irish Settlers and Native Americans Used as a school and community meeting place Destroyed by tornado on June 11, 2008 . . . Map (db m90507) HM
30 Kansas, Dickinson County, Chapman — The Butterfield Trail
The Butterfield Overland Dispatch was organized by Col. David Butterfield in early 1865 to carry freight and passengers from Atchison, Kansas to Denver, Colorado (via the 592 mile long Smoky Hill route). Relay stations were built every twelve . . . Map (db m90427) HM
31 Kansas, Dickinson County, Chapman — The World Wide Movement of Hi-Y
Developed from a club organized in 1889 in Dickinson County High School by D. F. Shirk Science TeacherMap (db m90433) HM
32 Kansas, Dickinson County, Chapman — Veterans Memorial — All Gave Some, Some Gave All
The grateful members of the American Legion Post 240 dedicate this monument to keep alive the memories of all men and women who served the United States of America in peace and warMap (db m90425) WM
33 Kansas, Dickinson County, Enterprise — Carry A. Nation — Temperance Leader
Smashed bar in this building January 23, 1901Map (db m49641) HM
34 Kansas, Dickinson County, Enterprise — Jacob B. Ehrsam — March 25, 1841 - March 8, 1924 — In Memory Of —
Pioneer & Founder of The J. B. Ehrsam and Sons Manufacturing CompanyMap (db m49638) HM
35 Kansas, Dickinson County, Enterprise — Kansas' First Kindergarten
[Title is text]Map (db m49639) HM
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36 Kansas, Dickinson County, Herington — Bicentennial Monument Dedication — 1776 - 1976
This monument is dedicated to the men and women who gave of themselves and far too often their lives to foster and perpetuate the American dream. To those who conceived our Constitution, those who wrote it, and those who fashioned the quills. . . . Map (db m49723) WM
37 Kansas, Dickinson County, Herington — Father Juan de Padilla & Quivira — Reported permanently removed
In 1540 Francisco Vasquez de Coronado marched north from Mexico with 300 Spaniards in search of the "Seven Golden Cities of Cibola." With them were several priests, including Juan de Padilla, a Franciscan friar. When the golden cities proved to be . . . Map (db m49674) HM
38 Kansas, Dickinson County, Herington — Juan de Padilla Memorial
Quivira ————— Juan de Padilla Martyr for the Faith Yielded his life here in 1542 ————— Coronado 1541 J.V. Brower 1896Map (db m49750) HM
39 Kansas, Dickinson County, Herington — Rock Island Depot — 1887 - 1988
Native limestone and benchmark from the Herington Rock Island Depot that was on the State Register of Historic Places. Razed - March 23, 1988.Map (db m49675) HM
40 Kansas, Dickinson County, Herington — Vietnam Memorial — Freedom Is Not Free
[Roll of Honored Dead] Delbert LeRoy Trube Jr PFC - US Marine Corps Aug 18 1947 - Mar 5 1966 Dennis Leon Anderson Lt JG - US Navy Oct 24 1942 - Jan 11 1968 Jimmie Lester Todd MSgt- US Army 15 Engr Bn 9 Inf Div Sep 6 1930 - . . . Map (db m49724) WM
41 Kansas, Dickinson County, Herrington — 29 — Dwight David Eisenhower
The 34th president of the United States, Dwight David Eisenhower, grew up in Dickinson County. His parents, David and Ida Eisenhower, moved to Hope, about 10 miles west of here, in 1885. There, the Eisenhowers opened a general merchandise store . . . Map (db m131309) HM
42 Kansas, Dickinson County, Hope — Hope City Bell — 1887 - 1967
Used for fire, storm warnings, marshall call & council meetings.Map (db m49657) HM
43 Kansas, Dickinson County, Navarre — Navarre Church of the Brethren
The Navarre Church of the Brethren was organized in 1869 at a site approximately 850 feet east of here. The last service was a homecoming August 19, 2001. The church bell was donated and moved to Navarre Cemetery in 2005.Map (db m49655) HM
44 Kansas, Dickinson County, Solomon — Brewer Scout Cabin
. . . Map (db m152517) HM
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45 Kansas, Dickinson County, Solomon — Historical Kansas
Ten miles ahead is Abilene, first of the major cattle trail towns of Kansas, and famed in the story of the Cowtown West. Following the Civil War, millions of Longhorn cattle were stranded on Texas ranges. Beef-eating Northerners were hungry and the . . . Map (db m55320) HM
46 Kansas, Dickinson County, Solomon — Shady Lane Drive
Shady Lane Drive was restored as a bicentennial community project, coordinated by the Quivera Club of Solomon. Beginning in November, 1974, funds were raised, the old trees were removed, a new road was built and trees were planted. The lane was . . . Map (db m152518) HM
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May. 31, 2023