The Butterfield Trail

The Butterfield Trail (HM1P6S)

Location: Chapman, KS 67431 Dickinson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 58.282', W 97° 2.04'

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The Butterfield Overland Dispatch was organized by Col. David Butterfield in early 1865 to carry freight and passengers from Atchison, Kansas to Denver, Colorado (via the 592 mile long Smoky Hill route). Relay stations were built every twelve miles for the passengers' comfort. Chapman Creek was one of those stations. The coming of the railroad marked the end of the stagecoach era in America's history.
As you look due west from this marker two wagon ruts carved into the landscape by passing coaches and wagons can still be seen to this day.
HM NumberHM1P6S
Year Placed2009
Placed ByChapman Charmers EHU 1983 and Chapman Area Preservation 2009
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, November 9th, 2015 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 670315 N 4315437
Decimal Degrees38.97136667, -97.03400000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 58.282', W 97° 2.04'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 58' 16.92" N, 97° 2' 2.4" W
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Area Code(s)785
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 501 Hilltop Dr, Chapman KS 67431, US
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