Ft. Leavenworth - Ft. Riley Military Road

Ft. Leavenworth - Ft. Riley Military Road (HM1J66)

Location: Manhattan, KS 66502 Riley County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 10.779', W 96° 34.487'

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After crossing the Blue River and entering Riley County at the foot of Poyntz Avenue, "The Great Military Road" proceeded west to this point, where it angled off southwest passing through Theodore Roosevelt School grounds, Longs Park, and squeezed between the south end of the ridge in Sunset Park and the Kansas River channel, where Ft. Riley Blvd. is now located. From this marker, two additional branches angled off, one to the north to the Rocky Ford area, and one to the northwest where it joined "The Old Indian Trail" in the vicinity of Cico Park. Albert D. Richardson, alnog with Horace Greeley, both New York Tribune journalists, passing through Manhattan in 1859 on their way to the Colorado gold fields, described Manhattan as "a flourishing Yankee settlement of two or three hundred people."
Text by Morris Werner
HM NumberHM1J66
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
Year Placed2009
Placed ByPolly Ogden Chapter D.A.R., Travis Matteson Family, Commerce Bank, and Bayer Construction Co
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, February 14th, 2015 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 709484 N 4339514
Decimal Degrees39.17965000, -96.57478333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 10.779', W 96° 34.487'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 10' 46.74" N, 96° 34' 29.22" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)785
Closest Postal AddressAt or near City Park Trail, Manhattan KS 66502, US
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