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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Leavenworth County, Kansas

Clickable Map of Leavenworth 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> Leavenworth County, KS (106) Atchison County, KS (40) Douglas County, KS (106) Jefferson County, KS (15) Johnson County, KS (105) Wyandotte County, KS (104) Platte County, MO (72)  LeavenworthCounty(106) Leavenworth County (106)  AtchisonCounty(40) Atchison County (40)  DouglasCounty(106) Douglas County (106)  JeffersonCounty(15) Jefferson County (15)  JohnsonCounty(105) Johnson County (105)  WyandotteCounty(104) Wyandotte County (104)  PlatteCountyMissouri(72) Platte County (72)
Leavenworth is the county seat for Leavenworth County
Adjacent to Leavenworth County, Kansas
      Atchison County (40)  
      Douglas County (106)  
      Jefferson County (15)  
      Johnson County (105)  
      Wyandotte County (104)  
      Platte County, Missouri (72)  
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1 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Easton — Easton Methodist Church — Started 1858
The first Class of the Easton Methodist Church was started in 1858 by a circuit rider. Rev. W. Marlott was the first pastor assigned in 1862. In 1869 stone was quarried from a hillside one mile west of Easton to build the present church and the hall . . . Map (db m53289) HM
2 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Fort Leavenworth — 2nd Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper
Born - 21 March 1856 Thomasville, Georgia - Early Schooling - Private Tutors American Missionary Association Atlanta University ————— U.S. Military Academy 01 July 1873 - 14 June 1877 4th Black to Attend 1st Black to Graduate . . . Map (db m52970) HM WM
3 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Fort Leavenworth — 32nd and 44th U.S. Volunteer Infantries — In Memoriam — Amor Patriae A Tout Prix —
This monument was dedicated September 16, 1938 by survivors of the 32nd United States Volunteer Infantry in commemoration of those gallant comrades who made the supreme sacrifice during the Philippine Insurrection 1898-1901 [Roll of Honored . . . Map (db m66780) WM
4 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Fort Leavenworth — 555th Parachute Infantry Company — Triple Nickel Smoke Jumpers
Dedicated to the first black parachute infantry ————— The Original Seventeen* ————— 1st Assigned and Selected 1ST SGT. Walter Morris 1st to Take Qualification Jump SSGT . . . Map (db m52963) WM
5 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Fort Leavenworth — Address by President Lincoln — At the Dedication of The Gettysburg National Cemetery — November 19, 1863 —
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that . . . Map (db m114216) HM
6 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Fort Leavenworth — Artillery Guard House
This building was constructed in 1901 [as] an Artillery Guard House. In 1921 it was converted to quarters and housed three noncommissioned officer families.Map (db m66673) HM
7 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Fort Leavenworth — BG Benjamin H. Grierson — 08 Jul 1826 - 31 Aug 1911
Pittsburgh, PA Buried - Jacksonville, IL Married Alice Kirk - 24 Sep 1854 Married Lillian King - 28 Jul 1897 Fathered seven children 29 years of military service 1861 - 1890 Advocated equal treatment for Blacks and Native Americans . . . Map (db m65043) HM WM
8 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Fort Leavenworth — Captain Meriwether Lewis — 1774 - 1809
Soldier, scholar, diplomat, explorer, the career of Meriwether Lewis epitomizes the range of duties and responsibilities inherent in the role of United States Army officer. Lewis was born 18 August, 1774 in Virginia and was commissioned as ensign in . . . Map (db m66670) HM
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9 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Fort Leavenworth — Captain William Clark — 1770 - 1838
Captain William Clark epitomized the best qualities of the American citizen-soldier and their seminal contributions to the development of the United States. Clark was born 1 August, 1770 to a modest, but accomplished and fiercely patriotic Virginia . . . Map (db m66682) HM
10 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Fort Leavenworth — Edward Hatch
Colonel 9th Cavalry Brevet Major General, U.S.A. Born in Bangor, Me. Dec. 22, 1832 Died at Fort Robinson, Neb. April 11, 1889 [Battles] Brill's Point • Charleston • Sykeston New Madrid • Point Pleasant • Island No. 10 . . . Map (db m42071) WM
11 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Fort Leavenworth — Elizabeth Schenck Smith House
This building is dedicated to the memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Schenck Smith, the daughter and wife of Army officers. In 1920, Mrs. Smith founded the Fort Leavenworth Women's Club, the forerunner of today's Wives' Club. Agendas included women's . . . Map (db m66675) HM
12 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Fort Leavenworth — First Capital of Kansas Territory
This tablet marks the site of the first capital of the Territory of Kansas Used by Governor Andrew H. Reeder October 7, to November 21, 1854Map (db m66671) HM
13 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Fort Leavenworth — 4(A) — Fort Leavenworth
Established in 1827, Fort Leavenworth is the oldest army post in continuous operation west of the Missouri River. Serving as the army's chief base of operations on the Central Plains, the fort furnished troops and supplies for military operations . . . Map (db m63183) HM
14 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Fort Leavenworth — Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery
This National Cemetery has been listed in The National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1999Map (db m42059) HM
15 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Fort Leavenworth — Fort Sully
During the Civil War, Fort Leavenworth functioned as an arsenal, a supply base, and a training and organizational camp for volunteer troops. A series of defensive earthworks was constructed on a hill overlooking the National Cemetery. The position . . . Map (db m63168) HM
16 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Fort Leavenworth — Fort Sully
In October of 1864 when Fort Leavenworth and the city of Leavenworth were threatened by Confederate forces under General Sterling Price, fortifications were constructed on the crest of the ridge to the west. These works were armed with heavy siege . . . Map (db m66684) HM
17 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Fort Leavenworth — French Aid During American Revolution — In Grateful Acknowledgment
On 4 July 1976, the 200th birthday of our Republic, this French cannon was dedicated as a symbol of the aid received from France during our struggle for independence. France provided men, money, materiel, and moral support without which the . . . Map (db m66754) HM WM
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18 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Fort Leavenworth — General Colin L. Powell — American Statesman • American Son • American Soldier
Born 05 Apr 1937 Harlem, New York Graduated ROTC, City College of New York, 1958 Married Alma Vivian Johnson, 25 Aug 1962 Parents Luther and Maud Powell - First Black - Secretary of State National Security Advisor Chairman, . . . Map (db m83307) HM WM
19 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Fort Leavenworth — General Creighton W. Abrams — USMA Class of 1936
Brilliant, daring tactician - Co 37th Tank BN, Europe 1944-45 Talented, intelligent, hardworking - Chief of Staff, I, X, and [sic] Corps, Korea 1953-54 Indomitable, sensitive, straightforward - Asst. Chief of Staff, Civil Affairs, . . . Map (db m66665) WM
20 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Fort Leavenworth — General Roscoe Robinson Jr. — First African-American Four Star General — in the United States Army —
Born: 11 October 1928 St. Louis, Missouri Commissioned: 01 Jun 1951 United States Military Academy Retired: 30 November 1985 Died: 22 July 1993 ————— "His legacy, and your charge... Instill in our . . . Map (db m52967) HM WM
21 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Fort Leavenworth — Grant
[Battles listed chronologically] Palo Alto : Resaca de la Palma : Monterey : Cerro Gordo : Contreras : San Antonio : Cherubusco : Vera Cruz : Molino del Rey : Chapultepec : City of Mexico Belmont ∙ Fort Henry ∙ Fort Donelson . . . Map (db m81734) WM
22 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Fort Leavenworth — Henry G. Davis — Sergeant, Co. D, 4th. Cav. M.S.M.
Died Nov. 10. 1864 of wounds received at the battle of Big Blue River Oct. 23. 1864.Map (db m100063) WM
23 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Fort Leavenworth — Henry Leavenworth
Colonel 3d U.S. Infantry Brevet Brig.-Gen. U.S. Army Established Fort Leavenworth May 8, 1827. Born Dec. 10, 1783 Died July 21, 1834.Map (db m42070) HM WM
24 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Fort Leavenworth — Leigh Hall
Dedicated to the Boy Scouts of Fort Leavenworth Designed and constructed by the personnel of the Guard and Service Company 1939Map (db m66710) HM
25 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Fort Leavenworth — Lieutenant John L. Grattan — In memory of
Who was killed in an engagement with the Sioux Indians near Fort Laramie. N. T., August 18, 1854.Map (db m93430) WM
26 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Fort Leavenworth — Major General James Franklin Bell — Born January 9, 1856 • Died January 8, 1919
Founder of the Modern Method of Instruction in the American ArmyMap (db m66779) HM
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27 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Fort Leavenworth — Post Riding Hall — Built 1889
This building was used as a horse riding hall where troops practiced horsemanship skills. It was used for this purpose until the "new" riding hall was constructed in 1908. The new Riding Hall is now Gruber Gym on Reynolds Avenue.Map (db m66672) HM
28 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Fort Leavenworth — Samuel Turner Shepperd
Samuel Turner Shepperd, son of Honorable A. H. Shepperd of North Carolina. Died at Fort Leavenworth, K. T. June 27, 1855 Aged 24 yrs, 3 mos. He graduated at West Point in June 1854, entered the army as Brevet 2nd Lieut, 2nd Infantry and . . . Map (db m93433) WM
29 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Fort Leavenworth — Santa Fe and Oregon Trails
This cut is part of the old Santa Fe Trail. Many years ago the Missouri River came near this site and thousands of early settlers were ferried here. Their wagons and teams climbed this hill and headed west toward Santa Fe and the Oregon . . . Map (db m66712) HM
30 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Fort Leavenworth — Sherman Hall
This building and Sheridan Hall to the west were built in 1859 as Ordnance store houses. In 1882, it was remodeled to house Headquarters of the Department of Missouri. It was occupied in 1890 by the Infantry and Cavalry School, forerunner of the . . . Map (db m66778) HM
31 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Fort Leavenworth — Site of Former Burial Ground — For Enlisted Men — 1827 - 1860 —
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32 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Fort Leavenworth — Site of Old Blockhouse — 1838 - 1860
This wall was built in 1827 as a defence against the IndiansMap (db m66707) HM
33 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Fort Leavenworth — Soldiers Who Died at Fort Larned
Dedicated to the Soldiers who died while serving their country at Fort Larned, Kansas (1859-1878). In 1888, remains were relocated from the post cemetery to Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, Section B, where they were not identified. Among the . . . Map (db m93424) HM
34 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Fort Leavenworth — St. Ignatius Chapel (Building 170) — December 22, 1889 - December 16, 2001 — Historic Chapel —
Transfer of title to U.S. Army by Archbishop Edward J. Hunkeler, D.D. July 1967 ———————— Rich in the tradition of the early frontier this historic shrine, which was built as the Church of St. . . . Map (db m66704) HM
35 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Fort Leavenworth — The Buffalo Soldier Monument
Built by those who cherish the spirit, courage and valor of the Buffalo Soldiers Heroes Patriots Warriors - Explorers SurveyorsMap (db m17340) WM
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36 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Fort Leavenworth — The Oregon and Santa Fe Trails
The stone monuments to the west mark the trace of the original road leading up from the river. For many pioneers, traders, settlers and soldiers, this was the beginning of the Oregon and Santa Fe Trails leading to the Far West. The steamboat and . . . Map (db m66713) HM
37 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Fort Leavenworth — The United States Army Command and General Staff College
In 1881 General William Tecumseh Sherman established at Fort Leavenworth the School of Application for Infantry and Cavalry. In 1907 the title was changed to the Army School of the Line, in 1922 to the General Service Schools, in 1929 to the . . . Map (db m66653) HM
38 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Fort Leavenworth — Veterans Memorial
We dedicate this tree to the American Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen of all conflicts, to all who sacrificed their lives in the cause of freedom, and to the patriotism and unity found in the hearts of the American People. Let this tree . . . Map (db m79823) WM
39 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Fort Leavenworth — Zais Park
Dedicated in memory of General Melvin Zais 1916 - 1981 Commissioned in the infantry 1937 Served with distinction for 37 years CGSC Class of 1948 CGSC Instructor 1949-1952 Fought in three wars CG 101st Airborne Division . . . Map (db m66705) WM
40 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Lansing — Daniel Read Anthony — Born 1824. Died 1904.
He helped make Kansas a free state, He fought to save the Union, He published the Daily Times for nearly forty years in the interest of Leavenworth, He was no hypocrite.Map (db m77150) HM WM
41 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — "Harvey House" Leavenworth Court House Annex I — Established 1984
This home was built circa 1870 by A. A. Higgenbotham. The stone was quarried at Junction City, Kansas. Messrs. Anthony, Goehner and Lysle negotiated with the Harvey family and the property was donated to Cushing Hospital in 1944. The Hospital . . . Map (db m53605) HM
42 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — A Lasting Friendship
In 1997, the cities of Leavenworth, Kansas and Omihachiman, Japan became Sister and Brother cities. The two cities are connected because of the civic and religious commitment of one man, Mr. William Merrell Vories. Vories was born in Leavenworth . . . Map (db m42105) HM
43 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — Abraham Lincoln — December 3, 1859
First Campaign Speech for the Presidency given at Stockton Hall, 4th and Delaware, Leavenworth, KansasMap (db m71719) HM
44 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — Ackenhausen Saddlery Company Building
In Leavenworth's early days this building was the home of the Charles Ackenhausen Saddlery Company. Mr. Ackenhausen was a prominent and progressive citizen and a great benefit to Leavenworth after immigrating from Hanover, Germany. In 1858 he worked . . . Map (db m50885) HM
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45 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — American Legion Post #23 Veterans Memorial
In memory of the Leavenworth area men and women who served in their country's wars "O honor those who gave their todays for our tomorrows."Map (db m53567) WM
46 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — Bleeding Kansas — Historic Wayside Tour #12
"Each man carried a bowie-knife, a revolver, a pair of breeches, a shirt and a very don't-care a damn expression...The stews and brothels, the hospitals and poorhouses of the East can furnish thousands more of just such scabby, scurvy, scapegoats, . . . Map (db m46709) HM
47 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — CPL David M. Unger — In Memory Of — Freedom Is Not Free —
. . . Map (db m86736) WM
48 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — 3 — Cyclone Carry — Carry A. Nation
Carry Amelia Nation, the Kansas Prohibitionist, who became internationally known for breaking up saloons, was born in Kentucky in 1846. The widow of an alcoholic, she remarried and settled in Medicine Lodge, Kansas. The state constitution . . . Map (db m42172) HM
49 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — Davis Funeral Chapel
This building was the first site used by the I.O.O.F. in Kansas. The cornerstone was laid on May 14, 1867. Later renamed Davis Hall, the upper floor was used for local political meetings. In 1975 the premises were included in the inventory of . . . Map (db m71708) HM
50 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — First Meeting of the Methodist Church
Dedicated in honor of First Meeting of the Methodist Church October 8, 1854Map (db m42165) HM
51 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — First Presbyterian Church
Rev. B. M. Hobson of Lexington, Mo. a Presbyterian preached in a grove of elms near 3rd & Miami in the summer of 1855. On 1 Jan. 1856 Rev. C. D. Martin of Philadelphia organized the First Presbyterian Church with nine members. The group reorganized . . . Map (db m46782) HM
52 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — 18 — Frederick H. Harvey — "Mr. Restaurant" — Historic Wayside Tour #18 —
Into the grunt and growl life of the southwest frontier Fred Harvey brought an era of gracious manners, delicious food, good women, and high standards of service. Frederick Harvey was born in London in 1835. At fifteen Harvey immigrated to the . . . Map (db m53991) HM
53 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — Freedom Tree — 1776 - 1976
In tribute to those countless heroes who lived and died for our right to be freeMap (db m65045) WM
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54 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — 9 — General William Tecumseh Sherman — "Local Lawyer & Total Warrior" — Historic Wayside Tour #9 —
The law firm of Sherman, Ewing and McCook was on the 2nd floor of a wooden building located in front of this pedestal. All four partners in the firm became general officers in the Union Army during the Civil War. The most famous member of the firm . . . Map (db m42154) HM
55 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — Haymarket Square
In 1866 this area was given to the city to be used by farmers selling their products. For sale were hay, wood, live poultry, eggs, hand churned butter, farm smoked hams and bacon, and fruits and vegetables in season. Horese and mules were traded. . . . Map (db m53987) HM
56 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — Heritage Court / Celebration of the Midwest Family — July 25, 1981
Dedicated to all who came before us - from our pioneers to our parents, to these we owe our freedom, faith, country, community and lives. May we enjoy and protect the good things of life in Mid-America that our heritage has made possible. . . . Map (db m65047) HM WM
57 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — Home of David Josiah Brewer — 1837 - 1910
David J. Brewer, distinguished jurist, lived in Leavenworth from 1859 to 1889. He served as judge of the First District Court of Kansas, 1865 to 1869; justice of the Kansas Supreme Court, 1871-1884; judge of the U.S. Circuit Court, 1884-1889; and . . . Map (db m82698) HM
58 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — Home of Frederick Henry Harvey — 1835 - 1901
Fred Harvey, founder of the restaurant chain that bears his name, lived here from 1883 until his death. The family occupied the residence until 1943. It was transferred to the Leavenworth Board of Education in 1949. Harvey pioneered well . . . Map (db m53603) HM
59 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — Jeremy A. Katzenberger — In Memory Of — Freedom Is Not Free —
SSG, US Army DOB 11-2-84 DOD 6-11-11 KIA Operation Enduring Freedom 3rd Plt, B Co, 1/75 Ranger Bn Pakita Province, Afghanistan [Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart]Map (db m86749) WM
60 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — Jeremy Lee Drexler — In Honor Of — "He Made A Difference" —
July 20, 1980 - May 2, 2004 KIA - Operation Iraqi Freedom 1st Cavalry, 91st Engineers [Purple Heart]Map (db m86746) WM
61 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — Knights of Columbus Hall
Land for the building was purchased from the U.S. Government in 1857 by William H. Russell of Lafayette County, Missouri. The building was built in 1878 by James A. McGonigle for Francis Fitzwilliam. It was financed through the German Bank of . . . Map (db m46717) HM
62 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — Law Offices of Sherman, Ewing, and McCook — 60 Main Street — 1858 - 1859 —
William Tecumseh Sherman Thomas Ewing Jr. Hugh Boyle Ewing Daniel McCook Jr. All four members of the law firm served with distinction as general officers in the Union Army in the Civil War. Thomas Ewing Jr. was the first Chief Justice . . . Map (db m42111) HM WM
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63 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — Leavenworth — The Oldest City in Kansas
Leavenworth was founded in June, 1854, although it was not incorporated until the following summer. During the territorial struggle which flared between proslavery and Free-State forces, the city was the scene of many incidents which contributed . . . Map (db m71724) HM
64 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — Leavenworth County
After passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, May 30, 1864, this area was swiftly settled. The county was organized in 1855, taking its name from Gen. Henry Leavenworth who established the nearby fort in 1827. In a county seat war, Leavenworth was . . . Map (db m46777) HM
65 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — Leavenworth County War Memorial — In Memoriam
The Doughboy statue was first erected at Victory Junction in 1921 in memory of the members of the military who died in World War I. It was dedicated November 11, 1928. In 1941 the statue was moved to its present location. Extensive deterioration . . . Map (db m66876) HM
66 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — Leavenworth County World War Memorial — 1917 - 1919
Dedicated to the Memory of our Boys who made The Supreme Sacrifice in the World War Byron H. Mehl • Ernest Bagwell Anthony Blanchard • William E. Burns Edward Blochberger • Riley D. Cunningham David H. Crockett • Frank . . . Map (db m46751) WM
67 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — Leavenworth Landing Park
Created to reclaim this historic riverfront for the citizens of Leavenworth and to recall its prominent role in the development of the American West. ———————— When Leavenworth was established in . . . Map (db m42138) HM
68 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — Leavenworth Masonic Building Association
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69 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — Leavenworth Public Library
In 1899 the City of Leavenworth voted a tax levy for a library. Women’s clubs, by library fund raising activities, accumulated $3,000 and steel magnate Andrew Carnegie contributed $30,000. The total was enough to build and equip the facility. . . . Map (db m71725) HM
70 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — Leavenworth's Union Depot
Leavenworth in the eighteen sixties and seventies was a bustling boom town. River boats arrived almost daily and railroads were extending west and north carrying settlers, their property and supplies. Later three railroads built passenger stations . . . Map (db m42106) HM
71 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — Lincoln at Stockton Hall
Campaigning for the Presidency of the United States, Abraham Lincoln crossed the Missouri River from St. Joseph to Elwood, Kansas Territory, on December 1, 1859. From there, he was driven in a horse-drawn buggy to Leavenworth. On December 3, . . . Map (db m46750) HM
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72 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — 11 — Lincoln at the Planters — December 5, 1859 — Historic Wayside Tour #11 —
On this site once stood the most famous and magnificent hotel between St. Louis and San Francisco - the Planters. The Planters, a fine four story brick building with 100 guestrooms, opened for business in December 1856. The Planter's most . . . Map (db m42152) HM
73 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — 2 — Manufacturing Metropolis of the Midwest — Historic Wayside Tour #2
In the late 1800s and early 1900s Leavenworth was the most important manufacturing city in Kansas and one of the largest in the entire United States. It had sixty-seven prosperous and growing industries. It was third in furniture production in the . . . Map (db m42168) HM
74 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — Nathaniel Burt House
The Nathaniel Burt Home was constructed in 1895 for Nathaniel Henry Burt, president of the Great Western Stove Company. It was designed by William Feth, a local architect who also designed the Leavenworth County Courthouse and other local . . . Map (db m82699) HM
75 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — Patrick C. Hawkins — In Loving Memory Of — Ranger —
Sergeant, US Army Oct. 1, 1988 - Oct. 6, 2013 Killed in Action Operation Enduring Freedom B Co., 3/75 Ranger Regiment [Bronze Star Medal for Valor, Purple Heart]Map (db m86751) WM
76 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — Quartzite Boulder
of the Glacial Age Donated for Bicentennial Year 1976 by Mr. and Mrs. William P. McNamee from their farm located in the SE 1/4 of Sec. 8 Twp. 10 R-22-E Leavenworth County KansasMap (db m46753) HM
77 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — 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 replica of the Statue of Liberty as a pledge of everlasting fidelity and loyalty . . . Map (db m71710) HM
78 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — Ricky M. Rodgers — Freedom Is Not Free —
SGT, US Army DOB 4-19-78 DOD 8-29-05 7th Chemical Company, 83rd Chemical Battalion Ft. Polk, LouisianaMap (db m86738) WM
79 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — Riverfront Community Center — Old Union Depot — Built in 1888 by James A. McGonigle —
In 1984 V.B. Greenamyre and family gave the building to the City of Leavenworth. In 1985 a bond issue was voted to renovate the building and to build additional facilities. A half cent sales tax was approved to payoff those bonds and support the . . . Map (db m42110) HM
80 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — Russell, Majors & Waddell — Historic Wayside Tour #6
Before you stands the manufacturer's bank building; once headquarters for the freighting firm of Russell, Majors and Waddell. Fort Leavenworth's strategic location made it the logical logistical supply center to support the U.S. Army throughout the . . . Map (db m46713) HM
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81 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — Saint Mary — 1859
Saint Mary was founded in 1859 by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth as an academy for young women. The academy moved to this site in 1870. The original building, St. Mary Hall (constructed 1868-70), served both as the Academy and the . . . Map (db m86756) HM
82 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — Sisters of Charity
Commemorating the arrival of the Sisters of Charity in Leavenworth November 11, 1858Map (db m42166) HM
83 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — Site of Offices of Russell, Majors, and Waddell — A Famous Freighting Firm
In the years 1855-1861 this firm was a major factor in the settlement of the West. Using thousands of teams, and both wagons and stagecoaches, it hauled supplies and passengers to Army posts and settlements west of Fort Leavenworth. Members of the . . . Map (db m46720) HM
84 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — St. Paul Lutheran Church
On 25 August 1861 the first Lutheran sermon in Leavenworth County was delivered in the Methodist church in Kickapoo. A congregation was organized on 9 March 1862 and a church was built on Delaware Street. In 1880 a second church was built at 7th . . . Map (db m53985) HM
85 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Saint Paul's, the oldest church in Kansas, was the site of the first consecration of a church, the first confirmation of a child, and the first ordination of a priest. From 1837 to 1856 a mission served both the fort and the city. On December . . . Map (db m53983) HM
86 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — Stockton Hall — "The Liberator and the Assassin" — Historic Wayside Tour #7 —
Leavenworth's Stockton Hall was built in 1857 at the southwest corner of Fourth and Delaware streets. Although not the first of the town's public halls, Stockton was to become the most famous. It was a frame building forty-five by one hundred and . . . Map (db m46716) HM
87 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — Temple B'Nai Jeshurun
On this site the first Jewish place of worship in the state of Kansas was built. After a large Jewish community established residence in Leavenworth City, Kansas Territory. Temple B'Nai Jeshurun was constructed in 1866. Initially, the first group of . . . Map (db m103870) HM
88 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — 13 — The Anthonys — Historic Wayside Tour #13
Daniel Read Anthony, born on February 15, 1820 and his sister, Susan Brownell Anthony, born on August 22, 1824, had tremendous influence over the course of events in Kansas and the nation. Daniel's influence was felt through his newspaper and Susan . . . Map (db m42150) HM
89 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — The Carroll House — Leavenworth Historical Museum
In the early 1860's John Foster bought the farm land and house which is now Leavenworth's Museum. The farm was transferred to Lucien Scott a banker in 1882. Mr. Scott added the front part to the house and his architect George McKenna carved the . . . Map (db m82715) HM
90 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — 90 — The City of Leavenworth
Two weeks after Kansas was officially opened for settlement, the state's oldest city was born. The date was June 12, 1854, and the town was named for nearby Fort Leavenworth. In September, type for the first regular weekly newspaper in Kansas . . . Map (db m19839) HM
91 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — The First Bank in Kansas
In this building in 1856 Lucien Scott and John Kerr opened a private bank, Scott, Kerr and Company. In 1874 it was merged with the First National Bank of Leavenworth which had been established in 1868. The First National Bank holds National Charter . . . Map (db m50890) HM
92 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — The First Public Park in Kansas — North Esplanade Park and Historic District — Established 1854 —
North Esplanade Historic District In the plat of the Town of Leavenworth, Kansas Territory, filed December 20, 1854, in the Surveyor General's Office at Fort Leavenworth, the proprietors of the town donated to the public "the perpetual use . . . Map (db m42073) HM
93 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — 10 — The Great Railroad Era — Historic Wayside Tour #10
The railroad era began in the eastern part of the United States in the 1830's when the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad opened with thirteen miles of track. Most of the lines were built in the Northeast and Old Northwest. The first Kansas Territorial . . . Map (db m42155) HM
94 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — The Knapp House
Built in 1894 by Chauncey L. Knapp, founder & owner of C.L. Knapp & Co. 418 DelawareMap (db m53569) HM
95 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — The Landing
In the Eighteen Fifties, Sixties and Seventies with thousands of settlers pouring into Leavenworth by river boat and train the landing area housed banks, hotels, saloons, offices, stores and livery stables. As the city grew away from the river . . . Map (db m50900) HM
96 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — 8 — The Landing Retail District — "Our Jewish Heritage" — Historic Wayside Tour #8 —
Leavenworth - Gateway to the West and Headquarters of the Department of the Missouri - was the supply base for settlers and emigrants to the vast region lying west to the Pacific Ocean. Selected because of the excellence of its site, the . . . Map (db m50902) HM
97 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — The Lincoln Steps
Abraham Lincoln addressed one of the largest assemblies in Kansas Territory from these steps on December 6, 1859. The steps were originally at the Planters Hotel located on the north side of Shawnee, between the levee and Main (Esplanade). Five . . . Map (db m82700) HM
98 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — 1 — The Port of Leavenworth — 1854 to 1875 — Historic Wayside Tour #1 —
In 1854 the river was the freeway of commerce, and every stable landing was a natural stop. The Missouri bends in at the Leavenworth area, and the current runs along a natural limestone bluff for some miles. A small creek cut through that bluff at . . . Map (db m42141) HM
99 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — The Star of the West
Here stood one of the most famous saloons of the West. The building called Kunz’s Hall and built in 1869 also housed the Kansas Freie Presse a German language newspaper and the H. J. Helmers Barber Shop. The saloon was named “Star of the . . . Map (db m71718) HM
100 Kansas, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth — 5 — The Star of the West Saloon — Historic Wayside Tour #5
Located at this spot was the Star of the West Saloon, which was in business from around 1869 until 1887. Although no famous events or persons are associated with this saloon, the Star of the West was a fine representative of the wild and woolly . . . Map (db m71723) HM

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