Crowell Bank

Crowell Bank (HMP3N)

Location: Baxter Springs, KS 66713 Cherokee County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 1.473', W 94° 44.125'

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Baxter Springs Historic Walking Tour

The first bank in Baxter Springs was the Bank of Baxter also called the Crowell Bank. It was established in 1870 and did business in this building. H. R. Crowell, the founder, was the second mayor of Baxter Springs. In May of 1876, Jesse James and an accomplice who may have been Cole Younger, held up the bank cashier and made off with $2900. The bandits headed south for Indian Territory, taunting locals to give pursuit. They were pursued by a posse to a point seven miles south of town. There they managed to waylay the posse and disarm their pursuers.

The Crowell Bank collapsed in 1887, a victim of poor management and hard times. In this century, the building has been the site of a grocery store and several restaurants. The facade of the building was rebuilt in 1926, but the remainder of the building is original.
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Placed ByBaxter Springs Heritage Center & Museum
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 5:34am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 345632 N 4099003
Decimal Degrees37.02455000, -94.73541667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 1.473', W 94° 44.125'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 1' 28.38" N, 94° 44' 7.50" W
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Area Code(s)620
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1101-1159 Historic U.S. 66, Baxter Springs KS 66713, US
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