BRANCH: The Fort Hays/Fort Dodge Road
DESIGNATION: Buckner Creek Crossing
LOCATION: From the Site I-16 Marker, continue south (crossing K-156) .1 mile to the marker on the right.
GPS AT MARKER: N38 05.566 -- W99 46.266
GPS AT THE CROSSING: N38 05.505 -- W99 46.288
TOPOGRAPHICAL EVIDENCE: Buckner Creek
PHYSICAL EVIDENCE: A slight depression marks the crossing 120 yards southwest of the marker.
USGS AERIAL PHOTO: Buckner Creek Crossing
MODERN DAY MAP: Santa Fe Trail Map Hodgeman County, Kansas
TOPOGRAPHIC MAP: Topographic Map
HISTORIC DESCRIPTION: Crossing of Buckner Creek on The Fort Hays/Fort Dodge Road. Some confusion revolves around the trading ranch at Buckner Creek. The 1871 township survey map indicated Schull's Ranch at this crossing. However, there was another crossing located .5 mile to the southwest. There, a dugout remains, perhaps the evidence of another ranch reported to have been situated there. Both ranches were established in the Santa Fe Trail era of the Fort Hays/Fort Dodge Road.
DISTANCE: From Pawnee Fork crossing (Site I-13), 13 miles, Davidson.
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SE 1/4, Section 31, T-22-S, R-22-W, Hodgeman County, Kansas.
Township 22 South of Range 22 West, Hodgeman County, Kansas
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