Site I-6

Big Timbers Crossing Marker and Cutdown

BRANCH: The Fort Hays/Fort Dodge Road
DESIGNATION: Big Timbers Creek Crossing
LOCATION: From the Site I-5 Marker, continue south .5 mile, right 1 mile, left 1 mile, right .4 mile, left 4 miles, right 3 miles, and left 3 miles. To the right of this point 55 yards is the marker.
GPS AT MARKER: N38 35.850 -- W99 28.596
PHYSICAL EVIDENCE: Immediately southwest of the marker, a cutdown approaches the creek. Other cutdowns are located at two separate points of the creek as it curves 100 yards northeast of the marker.
Big Timbers Creek Crossing
MODERN DAY MAP: Santa Fe Trail Map Rush County, Kansas
TOPOGRAPHIC MAP: Topographic Map
HISTORIC DESCRIPTION: Crossing of the Big Timbers Creek on The Fort Hays/Fort Dodge Road
COMMENTS: Ruts southeast of the marker are from the early settlers days leading to the nearby town of Hampton, Kansas which was situated south of the present cemetery. The original township survey map shows the Fort Hays/Fort Dodge Road crossing Big Timbers Creek 3/8 mile west of the marker.
DISTANCE: From the Smoky Hill River Crossing (Site I-5), 8 miles, Davidson
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SE 1/4, Section 1, T-17-S, R-20-W, Rush County, Kansas

Big Timbers Creek Crossing Plaque

Township 17 South of Range 20 West, Rush County, Kansas Township 17 South of Range 20 West, Rush County, Kansas

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