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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Riverton, Kansas

 
Clickable Map of Cherokee 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 Cherokee County, KS (83) Crawford County, KS (66) Labette County, KS (18) Jasper County, MO (55) Newton County, MO (38) Craig County, OK (5) Ottawa County, OK (27)  CherokeeCounty(83) Cherokee County (83)  CrawfordCounty(66) Crawford County (66)  LabetteCounty(18) Labette County (18)  JasperCountyMissouri(55) Jasper County (55)  NewtonCounty(38) Newton County (38)  CraigCountyOklahoma(5) Craig County (5)  OttawaCounty(27) Ottawa County (27)
Location of Riverton, Kansas
    Cherokee County (83)
    Crawford County (66)
    Labette County (18)
    Jasper County, Missouri (55)
    Newton County, Missouri (38)
    Craig County, Oklahoma (5)
    Ottawa County, Oklahoma (27)
 
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1Kansas (Cherokee County), Riverton — Baxter Springs Massacre and TodayA battle spread across the Plains
Headquartered in Fort Scott, Union Major General James G. Blunt was the highly recognized commander of the District of the Frontier. In 1863, Blunt decided his force needed to be closer to the gathering Confederate forces in the South and headed out . . . Map (db m170743) HM
2Kansas (Cherokee County), Riverton — Boom TownsKansas Historic Route 66 Byway
In less than 14 miles, this byway connects 3 towns, each with its own American success story. The towns that dot Kansas Historic Route 66 were each poised for great success at the time the highway was designated in 1926. Galena was a major . . . Map (db m81118) HM
3Kansas (Cherokee County), Riverton — Bridging the American DivideKansas Historic Route 66 Byway
When Route 66 first gained federal status in 1926, it traveled over Kansas roads already paved. At a time when hard-surfaced roads were a rarity in Kansas, Cherokee County was an exception. Prior to the turn of the century, engineers had . . . Map (db m81117) HM
4Kansas (Cherokee County), Riverton — Cosmopolitan CornerKansas Historic Route 66 Byway
The people of the Cherokee Nation left a lasting legacy to this corner of the State. The 1836 Treaty of New Echota forced the removal of the Cherokee Nation from lands east of the Mississippi to the new Indian Territory. In addition to the . . . Map (db m81141) HM
5Kansas (Cherokee County), Riverton — Crossroads of KansasKansas Historic Route 66 Byway
You stand just miles north of one of Kansas' oldest highways: the Black Dog Hunting Trail. In order to provide a supply route between seasonal hunting grounds, the indigenous people of the Osage Nation blazed a trail in the first decade of . . . Map (db m81145) HM
6Kansas (Cherokee County), Riverton — Fort BlairRepelling Quantrill's Raiders
Baxter Springs is located on the Old Military Road connecting Fort Leavenworth and Fort Scott in Kansas Territory to Fort Gibson in Indian Territory and Fort Smith, Arkansas. The city initially served as a rest stop for wagon supply trains and their . . . Map (db m170736) HM
7Kansas (Cherokee County), Riverton — Land's LegacyKansas Historic Route 66 Byway
The waters of the Spring River and its tributaries have shaped this land and its settlement. The Spring River and the waters that feed it, such as Brush, Shoal and Short Creek, carve their way through this corner of Cherokee County. For . . . Map (db m81100) HM
8Kansas (Cherokee County), Riverton — Marsh Rainbow Arch Bridge
Rainbow Curve Bridge constructed in 1923 over Brush Creek. Only remaining Marsh Arch Bridge on Route 66. Listed on the National Registry March 10, 1983.Map (db m52060) HM
9Kansas (Cherokee County), Riverton — Where Two Roads ConvergeMilitary roads to cruising roadsters
From wagon trails to rivers, railroads to highways, the ease of transporting people and goods has shaped the settlement of Kansas. At Riverton, two paths from different eras, now Historic Byways, cross. The Old Military Road passes along Kansas' . . . Map (db m170681) HM
 
Jun. 16, 2021