"THE FORT HAYS/FORT DODGE ROAD"

Site I-30 -- Interpretive Marker Text

Junction of the Fort Hays Fort Dodge Road Marker

BRANCH: The Fort Hays/Fort Dodge Road
DESIGNATION: Junction of The Fort Hays/Fort Dodge Road and the Santa Fe Trail (Fort Dodge, Kansas).
LOCATION: From the Site I-29 Marker, continue south .1 mile and right 33 yards to the marker on the left.
GPS AT MARKER: N37 43.976 -- W99 56.143
TOPOGRAPHICAL EVIDENCE: None
PHYSICAL EVIDENCE: None
USGS AERIAL PHOTO: Junction of The Fort Hays/Fort Dodge Road
MODERN DAY MAP: Santa Fe Trail Map Ford County, Kansas
TOPOGRAPHIC MAP: Topographic Map
HISTORIC DESCRIPTION: Fort Dodge was established as an U.S. Army post in April, 1865. There, The Fort Hays/Fort Dodge Road merged with the established route of the Santa Fe Trail.
DISTANCE: From Sawlog Creek crossing (Site I-25), 12 miles, Davidson.
COMMENTS: This location is also (Site C-30) on the Wet Route.
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: NW 1/4, Section 3, T-27-S, R-24-W, Ford County, Kansas.

Junction of the Fort Hays Fort Dodge Road Plaque


Fort Dodge, Kansas Sutler's Store Scene

Township 27 South of Range 24 West, Ford County, Kansas Township 27 South of Range 24 West, Ford County, Kansas

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