Cottonwood Falls has been the Chase county seat since both town and county were established in 1859. The first log cabin-courthouse was replaced in 1873 by this stately building of native limestone and walnut, which today is the oldest Kansas . . . — — Map (db m49505) HM
In 1885, one Kansas writer described the area in generous words, "...at the right of the bridge on the south side of the Cottonwood River is an excellent water mill, and the music of the falling waters as they flow over the dam added to the . . . — — Map (db m45681) HM
"And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the Protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor"
--The Declaration of Independence
The Chase County All . . . — — Map (db m45694) WM
Chase County, named after Salmon P. Chase, who was a United States Senator from Ohio and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, was organized in 1859 in the Kansas Territory.
James Fisher, from Columbiana County, Ohio was the . . . — — Map (db m45683) HM
Roll of Honor
In memory of those who made the
supreme sacrifice in the World War
1914 - 1918
Delano Earl Bates • Frank D. Coate
Walter L. Crouch • Russell Blackburn
Arthur Edwards • Frank P. Faris
Leonard C. Goad • Don E. Harder . . . — — Map (db m45515) WM
A trail to connect two communities - what a novel idea! This good idea to connect Cottonwood Falls and Strong City was first suggested in 1904. Of course it was to be a limestone sidewalk. Certainly the limestone was available and the equipment and . . . — — Map (db m45578) HM
The first major bridge at Cottonwood Falls was a 150 foot long iron truss bridge constructed in 1872. The iron bridge was just west of the present arch bridge.
The present bridge was constructed in 1914 by the Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron . . . — — Map (db m45609) HM
The Cottonwood River Dam visible today was built from cut limestone and later coated with concrete. The first dam was constructed of cottonwood logs in 1860 during a severe drought when the river bed was dry. The dam provided water power for a saw . . . — — Map (db m45679) HM