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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lyon County, Kansas

Clickable Map of Lyon 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> Lyon County, KS (46) Chase County, KS (21) Coffey County, KS (19) Greenwood County, KS (6) Morris County, KS (56) Osage County, KS (10) Wabaunsee County, KS (18)  LyonCounty(46) Lyon County (46)  ChaseCounty(21) Chase County (21)  CoffeyCounty(19) Coffey County (19)  GreenwoodCounty(6) Greenwood County (6)  MorrisCounty(56) Morris County (56)  OsageCounty(10) Osage County (10)  WabaunseeCounty(18) Wabaunsee County (18)
Emporia is the county seat for Lyon County
Adjacent to Lyon County, Kansas
      Chase County (21)  
      Coffey County (19)  
      Greenwood County (6)  
      Morris County (56)  
      Osage County (10)  
      Wabaunsee County (18)  
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1 Kansas, Lyon County, Admire — 21 — Santa Fe Trail1822 - 1872
[Title is text]Map (db m64957) HM
2 Kansas, Lyon County, Americus — Civil War Memorial
In memory of our dead soldiers In memory of our sisters who are gone.Map (db m64067) WM
3 Kansas, Lyon County, Emporia — "Our Flag Was Still There…"
…All gave some, Some gave all… and… …Our flag was still there… Founding city of Veterans Day Emporia, Ks. 1953 - 2003 Dedicated November 6, 2003Map (db m64037) HM WM
4 Kansas, Lyon County, Emporia — All Veterans Memorial Park
In honor of those who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America Unknown Lest We Forget Flag pole donated by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7957. In honor of those who served and survived and those who . . . Map (db m49828) WM
5 Kansas, Lyon County, Emporia — Alvin J. KingThe Father of All Veterans Day
Emporian Al King recognized the need for one holiday in memory of all veterans who served in all wars and he took action. He presented his idea to Kansas Congressman Ed Rees who sponsored a bill in the House of Representatives and then developed . . . Map (db m49832) HM
6 Kansas, Lyon County, Emporia — Bethel Church
This land was deeded to the Bethel Methodist Episcopal Church on March 24, 1882. It served several school districts, one of which was Central School, located 1/4 mile east of here. It merged with the First Methodist Church in Emporia on June 28, . . . Map (db m80052) HM
7 Kansas, Lyon County, Emporia — Civil War Memorial
In Memory of Our Nation's Heroes. To Our Silent Victors. Lest We Forget.Map (db m49947) WM
8 Kansas, Lyon County, Emporia — College of Emporia World Wars Memorial
Dedicated to those who offered their live's in Humanity's defense in the Great War of the Nations 1914-1918, and in memory of those indicated here by Gold Stars who gave their last full measure of devotion [Roll of Honored Dead] Luther Aue . . . Map (db m80551) WM
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9 Kansas, Lyon County, Emporia — Colonel Edwin H. Hawes
The men of the 38th Bomber Group, United States Army 5th Air Force, W.W.II in honor of Col. Edwin H. Hawes Killed in Action 9 August 1945 Kyushu, Japan Pacific Theater S.S., D.F.C. P.H. B.S. A.M.Map (db m49837) WM
10 Kansas, Lyon County, Emporia — Corky
ESU's mascot "Corky" the Hornet made his debut in 1933 when Paul Edwards (BSE 1937) designed him as a part of a campus-wide competition Dedicated August 17, 2004 President of Emporia State University Dr. Kay Schallenkamp Original . . . Map (db m49931) HM
11 Kansas, Lyon County, Emporia — Emporia
Founded Feb. 22nd, 1857 by George W. Brown G. W. Deitzler Lyman Allan Columbus Hornsby Preston B. Plumb Site of First Public Building, The "Emporia House" (Hotel) June 1st, 1857 First Issue of Kanzas News June 6th, 1857 . . . Map (db m49782) HM
12 Kansas, Lyon County, Emporia — Emporia Free LibraryErected A.D. 1904
The gift of Andrew Carnegie The ground on which the building stands is the gift of Mrs. P.B. PlumbMap (db m80553) HM
13 Kansas, Lyon County, Emporia — Emporia High School World War II Memorial
[Roll of Honored Dead] Class of 1938 Glen P. Austin, Jr. • Carl F. Hancock • George W. Gibson, Jr. • Harold E. McCanis Class of 1939 Dean Class • Vernon Hiatt, Jr. • Dale E. Fillmore • Joseph R. Sheen, Jr. • Jim Loren Warren . . . Map (db m49834) WM
14 Kansas, Lyon County, Emporia — Emporia's Liberty Bell
Ship's Bell Frigate [USS] Emporia [(PF-28)] Gift from Department of National Defense James Forrestal Secretary 1946Map (db m49830) WM
15 Kansas, Lyon County, Emporia — Emporia's Mexican American Veterans Memorial
In honor of the Mexican American men and women of Emporia, Kansas, who proudly served their country Killed in Action WWII Jesse Garcia • Robert RamirezMap (db m49836) WM
16 Kansas, Lyon County, Emporia — Garfield School Bell
Commemorative of the Garfield School Building 1880 1916 McShane Bell Foundry Henry McShane & Co. Baltimore, Md. 1881 Emporia High School 1880 [cornerstone] Map (db m154977) HM
17 Kansas, Lyon County, Emporia — Gold Star Mothers of America War Memorial
In memory of our sons and daughters who gave their lives in service to our countryMap (db m49835) WM
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18 Kansas, Lyon County, Emporia — Grant Frederick TimmermanIn Memory Of
Medal of Honor Sgt US Marine Corps World War II Feb 14 1918 Jul 8 1944 —————— Sergeant Grant R. Timmerman United States Marine Corps WWII KIA 8 July 1944 Saipan Island United States Navy . . . Map (db m49873) WM
19 Kansas, Lyon County, Emporia — Hovgard Memorial Tower
This memorial tower is erected in honor of Christopher L. Hovgard D. D., distinguished Danish-born pastor whose wise counsel and courageous life have forever enriched the communities he served throughout Kansas. Beloved minister of this church from . . . Map (db m49795) HM
20 Kansas, Lyon County, Emporia — In Commemoration of the College of Emporia
Founded by the Presbyterian Synod of Kansas 1882 - 1974 This memorial was gratefully presented to the City of Emporia, Kansas by the C of E Alumni Association 1984 The bell hung in Stuart Hall, the first building on the campus. After . . . Map (db m80550) HM
21 Kansas, Lyon County, Emporia — John B. Anderson Memorial Library
The John B. Anderson Memorial Library Erected A.D. 1901 by Andrew Carnegie in grateful remembrance of Mr. Anderson who opened his own private library for the working boys of Allegheny City, of whom Mr. Carnegie was . . . Map (db m49775) HM
22 Kansas, Lyon County, Emporia — Korean War Memorial
In memory and honor of the men and women dead and living who served the United States in the Korean WarMap (db m49849) WM
23 Kansas, Lyon County, Emporia — Kress Building
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Circa 1929Map (db m49777) HM
24 Kansas, Lyon County, Emporia — Lebanon, Grenada, and Panama Veterans Memorial
In honor of Veterans who served in Lebanon and Grenada August 24, 1981 - July 31, 1984 Panama December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990Map (db m49833) WM
25 Kansas, Lyon County, Emporia — Lt. William I. Loomis
. . . Map (db m49840) WM
26 Kansas, Lyon County, Emporia — Mary White
The Associated Press reports carrying the news of Mary White's death declared that it came as the result of a fall from a horse. How she would have hooted at that! Horses have fallen on her and with her - "I'm always trying to hold 'em in my lap," . . . Map (db m49911) HM
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27 Kansas, Lyon County, Emporia — Mrs. Preston B. Plumb House
This house built 1894 by widow of Preston B. Plumb a founder of Emporia. Later given to Emporia Y.W.C.A. by daughters Mary, Ruth, Caroline. —————— Senator Preston B. Plumb and Carrie S. Plumb . . . Map (db m60946) HM
28 Kansas, Lyon County, Emporia — PFC Floyd Everett Campbell
In Recognition of the 2nd Marine Division Asian-Pacific Campaign World War II The Battle for the Gilbert Islands In Memory of Pfc. Floyd Everett Campbell Killed in action during the amphibious landing on Tarawa 20 November 1942 Purple Heart . . . Map (db m49839) WM
29 Kansas, Lyon County, Emporia — Prairie Passages
The stone sculptures before you were [?]ed by [?] Richard Stauffer and produced by the 1992 Kansas Sculptors Association Team Carv[?] [?] to illustrated the theme “Prairie Passage,” reflecting Emporia’s role as gateway to the Flint . . . Map (db m43258) HM
30 Kansas, Lyon County, Emporia — Purple Heart MemorialCombat Wounded Veterans
. . . Map (db m49826) WM
31 Kansas, Lyon County, Emporia — Revolutionary War Veterans
Dedicated to the men and women of the Revolutionary War who fought for American IndependenceMap (db m49851) WM
32 Kansas, Lyon County, Emporia — Richard Howe House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Circa 1867Map (db m49806) HM
33 Kansas, Lyon County, Emporia — Site of the "Kanzas News"
Established by Preston B. Plumb June 6, 1857Map (db m49781) HM
34 Kansas, Lyon County, Emporia — Soden's Grove Bridge
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Circa 1923 —————— [Builder's Plate reads] 126 Ft Span Rainbow . . . Map (db m49805) HM
35 Kansas, Lyon County, Emporia — St. Mary's Hospital of Emporia
St. Mary's Hospital of Emporia was first opened on this location in 1884 by the Sisters of the Order of St. Francis at Lafayette, In. For many years it was the only hospital between Kansas City and Wichita, and it was sustained not only by members . . . Map (db m49948) HM
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36 Kansas, Lyon County, Emporia — United States Merchant Marine Veterans
In memory of United States Merchant Marine Veterans of Foreign WarsMap (db m49850) WM
37 Kansas, Lyon County, Emporia — Vietnam MemorialSome Gave All
[Roll of Honored Dead] Ronald E. Alvord, Army Jan 11 1947 - Mar 5 1968 Steven V. Ast, Army Feb 9 1950 - Mar 2 1971 George D. Barrett, Army Jun 18 1944 - Mar 20 1968 Marvin D. Buckridge, Army Jan 5 1948 - Aug 18 . . . Map (db m49831) WM
38 Kansas, Lyon County, Emporia — White Memorial Park
What is Kansas? April 25, 1922 in the Judge by William Allen White Kansas is a state of the Union, but it is also a state of mind, a neurotic condition, a psychological phase, a symptom indeed, something undreamt of in your . . . Map (db m49799) HM
39 Kansas, Lyon County, Emporia — William Allen White1868 - 1944
Editor and publisher, The Emporia Gazette, 1885-1944, distinguished writer, champion of American ideals, strong defender of Freedom of the Press, leader against alien aggression, this country editor won nation wide influence and was loved and . . . Map (db m49796) HM
40 Kansas, Lyon County, Emporia — William Allen White House
has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of AmericaMap (db m49780) HM
41 Kansas, Lyon County, Emporia — World War II Memorial at St. Catherine's Church
Honoring those who served us in World War IIMap (db m50020) WM
42 Kansas, Lyon County, Hartford — All Veterans Tributeof Hartford, KS — "To Honor Those Who Served" —
[Title is text]Map (db m81708) WM
43 Kansas, Lyon County, Hartford — Hartford Collegiate InstituteBuilt c. 1861
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m81709) HM
44 Kansas, Lyon County, Hartford — Managing Moist Soil Areas
Refuge Wetlands Set the Table for Wildlife The Neosho River floodplain was once covered with hundreds of shallow wetlands. As wetlands dried from spring into summer, seed-producing plants would grow. Fall rains recharged the water supply to . . . Map (db m81704) HM
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45 Kansas, Lyon County, Hartford — Tallgrass Prairie
An Ecosystem Shaped by Fire and Grazing For thousands of years, numerous forces shaped the tallgrass prairie - frequent fires, huge herds of grazing bison, scorching summer heat, and the bitter cold winter winds. A sea of grasses and . . . Map (db m81702) HM
46 Kansas, Lyon County, Hartford — Welcome to Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge
Preserving a Haven for Wildlife Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1966 as part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers John Redmond Reservoir flood control project. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service managers 18,463 acres . . . Map (db m81700) HM
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Mar. 5, 2024