"THE FORT HAYS/FORT DODGE ROAD"

Site I-8

Walnut Creek Crossing Marker

BRANCH: The Fort Hays/Fort Dodge Road
DESIGNATION: Walnut Creek Crossing
LOCATION: From the Site I-7 Marker, return east .5 mile, right 1 mile, right 1 mile, left 1 mile, right 1 mile, left 1 mile, right .5 mile, and left 1.8 miles to the marker on the right.
GPS AT MARKER: N38 28.285 -- W99 33.292
GPS AT THE CUTDOWN: N38 28.293 -- W99 33.419
TOPOGRAPHICAL EVIDENCE: Walnut Creek.
PHYSICAL EVIDENCE: A cutdown on the north bank of the creek is located 60 yards west of the marker.
USGS AERIAL PHOTO:
Walnut Creek Crossing
MODERN DAY MAP: Santa Fe Trail Map Rush County, Kansas
TOPOGRAPHIC MAP: Topographic Map
HISTORIC DESCRIPTION: Crossing of Walnut Creek on the Fort Hays-Fort Dodge Road.
DISTANCE: From Big Timbers Creek crossing (Site I-6), 7 miles, Davidson.
COMMENTS:
The Fort Hays/Fort Dodge Road as indicated on the original township survey map ran 1/4 mile west of the cutdown. A trading ranch was established near the crossing in the Post-Santa Fe Trail era of the Fort Hays/Fort Dodge Road. Originally owned by a Mr. Fink, it was later operated by Alexander Harvey.
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SE 1/4, Section 20, T-18-S, R-20-W, Rush County, Kansas.

Walnut Creek Crossing Plaque

Township 18 South of Range 20 West, Rush County, Kansas Township 18 South of Range 20 West, Rush County, Kansas

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