“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Sterling, Kansas

Clickable Map of Rice 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> Rice County, KS (20) Barton County, KS (61) Ellsworth County, KS (28) McPherson County, KS (62) Reno County, KS (34) Stafford County, KS (7)  RiceCounty(20) Rice County (20)  BartonCounty(61) Barton County (61)  EllsworthCounty(28) Ellsworth County (28)  McPhersonCounty(62) McPherson County (62)  RenoCounty(34) Reno County (34)  StaffordCounty(7) Stafford County (7)
Lyons is the county seat for Rice County
Sterling is in Rice County
      Rice County (20)  
      Barton County (61)  
      Ellsworth County (28)  
      McPherson County (62)  
      Reno County (34)  
      Stafford County (7)  
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1 Kansas, Rice County, Sterling — 250 — Cooper HallBuilt in 1887 — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site —
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior ———————— American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site No. . . . Map (db m121804) HM
2 Kansas, Rice County, Sterling — Meade Post No 14 G.A.R. Memorial
This gun is to mark those two trees planted by the W.R.C. 237 in memory of Mead Post No 14 G.A.R. Dept. of KansasMap (db m95289) WM
3 Kansas, Rice County, Sterling — The African Methodist Episcopal Church
Originally built c. 1884 as the United Brethren Church, this clapboard building was purchased for the A.M.E. congregation in 1917. The Sterling College class of 1936 bought the bell that was housed in the elaborate three-tier cupola above the . . . Map (db m95283) HM
4 Kansas, Rice County, Sterling — The Bulletin
E. Branson Cowgill established the city's first newspaper, the Rice County Gazette, at this location in 1876. J. E. Junkin combined the Gazette and Bulletin in 1891. The Gazette name was dropped and the classic tin front added in 1899. The Sterling . . . Map (db m95287) HM
5 Kansas, Rice County, Sterling — The Emporium
Dr. P. [Powhatan] P. Trueheart built this building known as the "Doctors Block" in 1882. His son, Dr. Marion Trueheart, was a pioneer in the use of x-ray and the introduction of radium for cancer treatment at this location. The upstairs was . . . Map (db m95285) HM
6 Kansas, Rice County, Sterling — The Landis Hollinger Mercantile
A. G. Landis and G. W. Hollinger, the town's first merchants, built a store on this site in May of 1872. The original building was located at what is now known as Dysart Park. The Landis Hollinger Mercantile expanded fifty feet to the north where . . . Map (db m95268) HM
7 Kansas, Rice County, Sterling — The Mincer Building
In 1895 this corner lot was purchased to house the dry goods business of A.L. Mincer. By 1913 the Mincer Building had grown into a modern day two-story department store covering two city lots. In 1993 Gene and Miki Zaid purchased the building to . . . Map (db m95271) HM
8 Kansas, Rice County, Sterling — The Monroe Apartments
T.H. Brown, owner of the Citizens State Bank, built this office building with the unusual arched doorways in 1900. It had upstairs apartments and also housed such businesses as Hockaday Broom Corn Company, Western Union, and other professional . . . Map (db m95284) HM
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9 Kansas, Rice County, Sterling — The Santa Fe Depot
Built in 1903, by R.B. Allington, a local builder, the passenger station featured separate male and female waiting rooms. The railroad saw much activity during WWI and WWII and was an important source of transportation for Sterling College students . . . Map (db m95282) HM
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Jun. 7, 2023