"THE POST-1859 DRY ROUTE"

Site F-13 - Interpretive Marker Text

Big Coon Creek Crossing Marker Kinsley, Kansas

BRANCH: The Post-1859 Dry Route
DESIGNATION: Big Coon Creek Crossing
LOCATION: From the Site F-12 Marker, return north 6. mile, left 1 mile, left 4 miles, and right .4 mile to the marker on the right. The crossing is 320 yards southwest of the marker.
GPS AT MARKER: N37 55.674 -- W99 28.016
GPS AT THE CROSSING: N37 55.538 -- W99 28.138
TOPOGRAPHICAL EVIDENCE: Coon Creek
PHYSICAL EVIDENCE: Cutdowns remain on both sides of the stream.
USGS AERIAL PHOTO: Big Coon Creek Crossing
MODERN DAY MAP: Santa Fe Trail Map Edwards County, Kansas
TOPOGRAPHIC MAP: Topographic Map
HISTORIC DESCRIPTION: Crossing of the Big Coon Creek on The Post-1859 Dry Route, a campsite on the stage company's route, the site of an outpost from Fort Larned established in 1867, and the location of a stage station built in 1863.
DISTANCE: From Rock Hollow (Site F-8), 15 miles. Sanderson.
COMMENTS: See (Site E-7) Comments. This location is also (Site E-7).
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: (Marker) SE 1/4, Section 25, T-24-S, R-20-W, Edwards County, Kansas.
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: (Crossing) NW 1/4, Section 36, T-24-S, R-20-W, Edwards County, Kansas.

Big Coon Creek Crossing Plaque

Big Coon Creek Crossing Looking Southwest From The Marker
Big Coon Creek Crossing Looking Southwest From The Marker

Township 24 South of Range 20 West, Edwards County, Kansas Township 24 South of Range 20 West, Edwards County, Kansas

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