"THE FORT LARNED MILITARY ROAD"

Following the establishment of the Hall Porter mail station and nearby Camp on Pawnee Fork (later Fort Larned), a new road was developed. Replicating The Post-1859 Dry 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 1 mile west of Garfield, Kansas.

A portion of the 1872 Campaign Map, State of Kansas prepared by 1st Lt. E. H. Ruffner showing The Fort Larned Military Road branching from The Post-1859 Dry Route and continuing south to Coon Creek Crossing.

Site G-1

National Park Service Ruts Marker

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
TOPOGRAPHICAL EVIDENCE: None
PHYSICAL EVIDENCE: Multiple ruts run the length of this forty-four acre tract 155 yards northeast of the marker.
USGS AERIAL PHOTO:
National Park Service Ruts
MODERN DAY MAP: Santa Fe Trail Map Pawnee County, Kansas
TOPOGRAPHIC MAP: Topographic Map
HISTORIC DESCRIPTION: None
DISTANCE: NA
COMMENTS: None
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: (Marker) SW 1/4, Section 19, T-22-S, R-17-W, Pawnee County, Kansas
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: (Ruts) SW 1/4, Section 19, T-22-S, R-17-W, Pawnee County, Kansas

National Park Service Ruts Plaque

National Park Service Ruts

Township 22 South of Range 17 West, Pawnee County, Kansas Township 22 South of Range 17 West, Pawnee County, Kansas

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