Site C-33 - Interpretive Marker Text
BRANCH: The Wet Route
DESIGNATION: Fort Atkinson
LOCATION: From the Site C-32 Marker, continue west on Kettle Way .4 mile to the marker. The fort sat just west of the marker.
GPS AT MARKER: N37 45.150 -- W100 04.974
TOPOGRAPHICAL EVIDENCE: None
PHYSICAL EVIDENCE: None
USGS AERIAL PHOTO: Fort Atkinson
MODERN DAY MAP: Santa Fe Trail Map Ford County, Kansas
TOPOGRAPHIC MAP: Topographic Map
HISTORIC DESCRIPTION: Fort Atkinson, established as an U.S. Army post in 1850, was originally called New Post.
DISTANCE: From Pawnee Fork Crossing (Site C-2), 76 miles. Folsom. This figure compares favorably to the mileage recorded from Pawnee Fork to Fort Mann which was about 1 mile from The Caches: 74.43 miles, Kendrick; 73.07 miles, Marcy.
COMMENTS: The fort was located immediately west of the marker.
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SW 1/4, Section 29, T-26-S, R-25-W, Ford County, Kansas.
Township 26 South of Range 25 West, Ford County, Kansas
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