Girard, Kansas

Girard, Kansas (HMOON)

Location: Girard, KS 66743 Crawford County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 30.584', W 94° 50.593'

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Centennial Birthdate February 28, 1868-1968

Dr. Charles H. Strong was a native of Girard, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Strong's dream came true when he decided to go deer hunting and possibly locate the geographical center of Crawford County, which had just been established in Southeast Kansas February 13, 1867. While hunting, a deer jumped up out of the grass and was shot by Dr. Strong who drove a stake where the deer fell; on which he placed a card and a bunch of grass stating that he had taken the land and Girard was to be located thereon; naming it in honor of his home town Girard, Pennsylvania.
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HM NumberHMOON
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Placed ByMajor John Mason Chapter, Daughters of the American Colonists
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 12:46am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 337091 N 4153017
Decimal Degrees37.50973333, -94.84321667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 30.584', W 94° 50.593'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 30' 35.04" N, 94° 50' 35.58" W
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Area Code(s)620
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 S Summit St, Girard KS 66743, US
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