Osage City

Osage City (HM1QJD)

Location: Chanute, KS 66720 Neosho County
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N 37° 39.432', W 95° 27.206'

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Located about three miles northeast of Chanute on the eastern riverbank at a ford now known as Brown Wells Dam the town of Osage City sprang up in 1856. A man named John Beck and others came to the area from the Tioga River basin in New York. Beck owned a trading post and operated a sawmill until 1860. An Indian agent named Darius Rogers later owned a store there and was good friends with the Osage Indians wich [sic] had a village about one mile south of town. Another man named S.E. Beach operated a ferry on the river which carried settlers across who had headed west. Roger and Beach were responsible for establishing Neosho County's first county seat there in 1864. They applied for a post office but were denied because there was already a town in Kansas under that name. So they changed the name to Roger Mills in 1865. On June 10th, 1870 the 80 acre plat for the town of Tioga was filed by the towns people of Osage City and many buildings were re-located to the current site of Chanute. This marked the end of Osage City Rogers Mills. This stone marker was set at the old town site in 1922 and re-located here in the fall of 2006 by the City of Chanute Historical Society.
Thanks to Nathan Ward, Bill Slane, Jim Whaley, Dan McMillan, Chanute City Manager Office
Osage City Founded 1856
County Seat 1864-1867
Rogers Mills P.O.
1865 - 1870
Marker Condition
9 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 283579 N 4170613
Decimal Degrees37.65720000, -95.45343333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 39.432', W 95° 27.206'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 39' 25.92" N, 95° 27' 12.36" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)620
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2208 S Santa Fe Ave, Chanute KS 66720, US
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The Coordinates Need Changed

The location shown for the marker on the site's map is far from the actual site.

I've not directly viewed the marker myself, but I do have a photo of the marker taken in about 1986, and it is understood that the rough location was near 37.707710, -95.413181, based on road and landmark info provided at the time the photo was taken.

I'm unable to attach the vintage photo I have of this marker, as the website doesn't appear to offer that option.

Dec 1, 2016 at 10:56pm PST by kieths

Comments 1 comments

  1. Based upon the Inscription provided, and upon recollection about 1987 or so, the original place of the Osage City / Roger's Mill Historic Marker not at the Lat/Lon indicated. The given market location is South of Chanute in the Santa Fee park, where Roger's Mill was located about 3 miles NE of Chanute.

    If memory serves me correctly, the original site was near the coordinates: 37.707923,-95.413047

    That said, on my last visit to that area in 2015, I was unable to locate any recognizable landmarks other than general curve which remains in the Neosho river. If I find further info, I'll post it here.

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