John Baxter

John Baxter (HMP5C)

Location: Baxter Springs, KS 66713 Cherokee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 1.785', W 94° 44.05'

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In the spring of 1849, John Baxter, his wife and 8 children moved to this site and built an inn and general store and offered food and lodging to travelers who passed along the Military Road. Baxter was a colorful character — a speculator, business man, and "gun toting preacher".

A tragedy ended the life of this first citizen when he was killed in a shootout over a land dispute.

Baxter Springs, incorporated in 1868, had been named for its first settler and the springs that flowed near his home.
HM NumberHMP5C
Placed ByBaxter Springs Historical Society
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Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 4:52pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 345754 N 4099578
Decimal Degrees37.02975000, -94.73416667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 1.785', W 94° 44.05'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 1' 47.10" N, 94° 44' 3.00" W
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Area Code(s)620
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-199 E 6th St, Baxter Springs KS 66713, US
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