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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Ellis, Kansas

 
Clickable Map of Ellis 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 Ellis County, KS (83) Ness County, KS (7) Osborne County, KS (18) Rooks County, KS (1) Rush County, KS (6) Russell County, KS (21) Trego County, KS (5)  EllisCounty(83) Ellis County (83)  NessCounty(7) Ness County (7)  OsborneCounty(18) Osborne County (18)  RooksCounty(1) Rooks County (1)  RushCounty(6) Rush County (6)  RussellCounty(21) Russell County (21)  TregoCounty(5) Trego County (5)
Hays is the county seat for Ellis County
Ellis is in Ellis County
      Ellis County (83)  
ADJACENT TO ELLIS COUNTY
      Ness County (7)  
      Osborne County (18)  
      Rooks County (1)  
      Rush County (6)  
      Russell County (21)  
      Trego County (5)  
 
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1Kansas (Ellis County), Ellis — Ellis' Original Main Street
Officially organized and founded as a city in 1870, the first street laid out and used was known as Edwards Street (now west 9th). The heart of Ellis' business district started and grew here offering such services as hotels, saloons, general . . . Map (db m59173) HM
2Kansas (Ellis County), Ellis — History of The Walter P. Chrysler Boyhood Home
The Walter P. Chrysler Home was built in 1889 by Walter's father Henry, his brother Ed, and Walter himself. Walter lived in the home from 1889 to 1897. During this period, the Kansas Pacific Railway employed Walter as an engine wiper and later as a . . . Map (db m59064) HM
3Kansas (Ellis County), Ellis — Praying John HorriganThe kneeling figure of Ellis folklore who stumped the curious and became a legend in his own time
Though little is known of John's life prior to his arrival in Ellis during the 1870's, it is known that he worked as an Army muleskinner and also spent some time working on the Mississippi. In Ellis, John supported himself working as a stonemason . . . Map (db m59175) HM
4Kansas (Ellis County), Ellis — Settlers from Bukovina, Austria
In memory of the settlers from Bukovina, Austria who stepped off the train at this location. Beginning in 1886 the German speaking immigrants brought a strong Christian faith and work ethic to build a future for their families in the New World. . . . Map (db m59174) HM
5Kansas (Ellis County), Ellis — The Ellis House"All Kansas Pacific Trains Take Meals at the Ellis House"
Built in 1872 of native limestone from a quarry 2 miles east of Ellis, The Ellis House was the scene of colorful functions and dances drawing people from a radius of up to 100 miles. Centrally located halfway between Kansas City and Denver, it . . . Map (db m76615) HM
6Kansas (Ellis County), Ellis — The Grand Army Hall
Following the end of the American Civil War veterans from both the Union and Confederate forces formed the veterans organization the G.A.R. or the Grand Army of the Republic. On 28 March 1883, the George Ellis Post 171 was established in Ellis, and . . . Map (db m59204) HM
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7Kansas (Ellis County), Ellis — The Hickey Building
Owned by Patrick Hickey, the first Hickey Building was a collection of wooden structures that served as the M.M. Fuller law office, the printshop for the Ellis Headlight newspaper, Ramsey's Barber Shop and the A.J. Cromb Candy & Notions store. . . . Map (db m59176) HM
8Kansas (Ellis County), Ellis — War Memorial
World War I Albert D. Baughman · Bernard Coleman · William Leach · Alex Pfannenstiel · Aaron A. Platner World War II Joseph A. Augustine · Ralph Bemis Jr. · John L. Herbert · Harold E. Hurt · Orville H. Kingsley · Richard A. . . . Map (db m59169) WM
 
 
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Sep. 27, 2022