Marysville (HMWRO)

Location: Marysville, KS 66508 Marshall County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 50.528', W 96° 37.381'

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A few miles below Marysville was the famous ford on the Oregon Trail known as the Independence, Mormon or California crossing. There thousands of covered wagons with settlers bound for Oregon, Mormons for Utah and gold seekers for California crossed the Big Blue River. In 1849 a ferry and trading post was established at the ford by Frank J. Marshall, despite constant danger from Indians. Two years later the military road between Forts Leavenworth and Kearny crossed the river at the site of present Marysville, one mile west. Marshall built another ferry and for years handled an immense traffic. He gave the name of his wife, Mary, to the town that developed here and his own name to Marshall County of which it is the county seat. In 1860 Marysville became a station on the Pony Express. For most of the 1860's it was an important stopping place for coaches of the great Overland Stage Line.
Series This marker is part of the Kansas: Kansas Historical Society series
Marker Number25
Placed ByKansas Historical Society and State Highway Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 9:19am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 703375 N 4412939
Decimal Degrees39.84213333, -96.62301667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 50.528', W 96° 37.381'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 50' 31.68" N, 96° 37' 22.86" W
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Area Code(s)785
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1095 Pony Express Hwy, Marysville KS 66508, US
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