Site C-28 - Interpretive Marker Text

Jackson Island Marker

BRANCH: The Wet Route
DESIGNATION: Jackson's Island
LOCATION: From the Site C-27 Marker, continue west on U.S. 400 1.9 miles to the marker on the left.
GPS AT MARKER: N37 41.733 -- W99 50.021
USGS AERIAL PHOTO: Jackson's Island
MODERN DAY MAP: Santa Fe Trail Map Ford County, Kansas
TOPOGRAPHIC MAP: Topographic Map
HISTORIC DESCRIPTION: Here, in 1843, Capt. Philip St. George Cooke's force disarmed the mercenaries of Col. Jacob Snively.
DISTANCE: From Pawnee Fork crossing (Site C-2), 58.01 miles. Marcy.
COMMENTS: The so-called island was a peninsula covered with a large stand of timber on the south side of the river. The marker is placed close to the Santa Fe Trail which ran at this point about 1/4 mile north of the river.
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SE 1/4, Section 16, T-27-S, R-23-W, Ford County, Kansas.

Jackson Island Plaque

Township 27 South of Range 23 West, Ford County, Kansas Township 27 South of Range 23 West, Ford County, Kansas

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