"THE FORT LARNED MILITARY ROAD"

     Following the establishment of the mail station and nearby Camp on Pawnee Fork (later Fort Larned), a new road was developed. Replicating The Post-1859 Route southwest of Fort Larned for 3.1 miles, it then took a southerly orientation of 7 miles to merge with The Wet Route near Coon Creek Crossing.

Site Fort Larned
Branch: The Fort Larned Kansas
Designation: No Wet/Dry Routes Chapter Marker on this site.
Location: From K156 and Broadway in Larned, Kansas, proceed west 6.5 miles to the entrance of the National Historic Site on the left.
GPS on Parade Grounds: N38 10.988 -- W099 113.090
Physical Evidence: Multiple buildings of trail times still in original condition are being preserved by the National Park Service.
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Site G-1
Branch: The Fort Larned Military Road
Designation: National Park Service Ruts
Location: From the entrance to the Fort Larned National Historic Site, proceed west .3 mile, left 4 miles, right 1 mile, and left .8 mile to the marker on the left.
GPS at Marker: N38 07.083 -- W99 14.443
GPS at the Ruts: N38 07.093 -- W99 14.377
Physical Evidence: Multiple ruts run the length of this forty-four acre tract 155 yards northeast of the marker.
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Map G-1a
Historic Information and Map -- No marker in this Township

Site G-2
Branch: The Fort Larned Military Road
Designation: Coon Creek Crossing
Location: From the Site G-1 Marker, continue south 2.2 miles, right 1 mile, left 1 mile, left .5 mile, and right .2 mile to U.S. 56. Turn right .4 mile. To the right of this point 300 yards is the marker.
GPS at Marker: N38 03.928 -- W99 15.433
GPS at the Crossing: N38 03.875 -- W99 15.433
GPS For Crossing From U.S. 56: N38 03.764 -- W99 15.433
Physical Evidence: Multiple cutdowns remain on the east side of the creek 42 yards south of the marker.
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Site G-3 -- Interpretive Marker
Branch: The Fort Larned Military Road
Designation: Junction of The Fort Larned Military Road and The Wet Route.
Location: From the Site G-2 Marker, return east 300 yards to U.S. 56, and right .5 mile to the marker on the right.
GPS at Marker: N38 03.571 -- W99 15.672
Physical Evidence: Multiple ruts approach the marker from the northeast.
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