"THE FORT HAYS/FORT DODGE ROAD"

Site I-4

Interception Point of the Smoky Hill Trail and Fort Hays/Fort Dodge Road Marker

BRANCH: The Fort Hays/Fort Dodge Road
DESIGNATION: Interception Point of the Smoky Hill Trail and the Fort Hays/Fort Dodge Road.
LOCATION: From Site I-3 Marker, Continue west .4 mile and left .6 mile to the marker on the right.
GPS AT MARKER: N38 47.337 -- W99 22.465
TOPOGRAPHICAL EVIDENCE: None
PHYSICAL EVIDENCE: None
USGS AERIAL PHOTO:
Junction of Smoky Hill Trail/Fort Hays/Fort Dodge Road
MODERN DAY MAP: Santa Fe Trail Map Ellis County, Kansas
TOPOGRAPHIC MAP: Topographic Map
HISTORIC DESCRIPTION: The Fort Hays/Fort Dodge Road ran immediately to the west of the marker intercepting the Smoky Hill Trail which ran on an east-west course to nearby Lookout Station, a stop on the Butterfield Overland Despatch.
DISTANCE: NA
COMMENTS: Smoky Hill Trail is the author's accommodation of modern parlance. During the historic period, the Smoky Hill Trail was known as the Road to Denver or the Smoky Hill Road. The original township survey map labeled it the Denver Express Road.
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: NE 1/4, Section 36, T-14-S, R-18-W, Ellis County, Kansas.

Fort Hays Fort Dodge and Smoky Hill Junction Plaque

Township 14 South of Range 19 West, Ellis County, Kansas Township 14 South of Range 19 West, Ellis County, Kansas

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