Historical Council Grove
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N 38° 39.733 W 096° 29.300
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Historical Council Grove marker placed on US-56, Morris County, in Riverfront Park.
Waymark Code: WM8A8H
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 02/27/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member gparkes
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Marker Name: Council Grove

Marker Type: Other (Please identify in marker text)

Marker text:
Historical Council Grove marker placed on US-56, Morris County, in Riverfront Park. In 1825 growing traffic over the Santa Fe trail brought a government survey and right-of-way treaties with certain Indians. Council Grove takes its name from an agreement made here that year with the Osage nation. Indians farther west continued their attacks on weak or unwary caravans. A large grove on the river here became the rendezvous where wagon trains banded together for safe travel and to make repairs from the last available timber. Fremont's expedition of 1845 and Doniphan's troops bound for the Mexican War in 1846 camped on the site. In 1849 the overland mail was established, with supply headquarters here, followed the next year by monthly coach service. Travel to Santa Fe through Council Grove ended in 1866 when the Union Pacific reached Junction City. This area became a Kaw Indian reservation in 1846. With the Indians came the first white settler who built a trading post. A building erected here in 1850 by the Methodist church as a mission and school is now a state-owned museum. The Indians in 1872 signed a treaty for removal to Indian territory, now Oklahoma. There are several places of historical interest in and near the town.

Marker Location: Morris

Official Marker Number: 21

Name of agency setting marker: Kansas State Historical Society

Year Marker Placed: Not listed

Marker Web Address: Not listed

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