The Great Military Road

The Great Military Road (HM2B6H)

Location: Saint Marys, KS 66536 Pottawatomie County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 11.412', W 96° 3.624'

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The "Great Military Road" from Fort Leavenworth to Fort Riley, as well as the Oregon Trail, passed through Saint Mary's in the 1850's. Military traffic, emigrants on their way West, settlers, and stage coach lines also used this route. Stage station #4 for the Leavenworth and Pike's Peak Express was located in Saint Mary's. A war party of Pawnees raided the Indian Settlements near Saint Mary's in 1850. South of the river was the site of Uniontown, a Potawatomi village and trading post that was abandoned in 1859. Two miles East is Bourbonnais Creek, named for Peter Bourbonnais, a French/Potawatomi Indian who operated a toll bridge, circular saw mill, and grist mill.
This marker was erected in 2015 courtesy of:
The City of St. Mary's
Citizen Potawatomi Nation
Don Combs Memorial
Rock Creek Valley Historical Society
Copy by: Doug Tippin
Historical Research by: Morris Werner
HM NumberHM2B6H
Year Placed2015
Placed ByCity of St. Mary's, Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Don Combs Memorial, & Rock Creek Valley Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 6th, 2018 at 8:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 753884 N 4342001
Decimal Degrees39.19020000, -96.06040000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 11.412', W 96° 3.624'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 11' 24.72" N, 96° 3' 37.44" W
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Area Code(s)785
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 305 E Bertrand Ave, Saint Marys KS 66536, US
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