Butterfield's Overland Dispatch Historical

Butterfield's Overland Dispatch Historical (HM1VI4)

Location: Atchison, KS 66002 Atchison County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 33.703', W 95° 6.863'

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Text on the Front of the marker:

(picture of Concord Coach)
Overland Dispatch

Text on Reverse of marker:
Ooverland Dispatch

Established 1865
David A. Butterfield

The B.O.D. followed the Smoky Hill Trail,
the shortest and most dangerous trail
from the Missouri River to the
Rocky Mountain gold fields.

Butterfield's first supply wagons left
Atchison in June 1865 and his first
stagecoach to Denver departed
Atchison in September 1865.

B.O.D. Headquarters was 100 yards
south of this site on the river.
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HM NumberHM1VI4
Year Placed2015
Placed BySmoky Hill Trail Associates
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, November 4th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 318360 N 4381249
Decimal Degrees39.56171667, -95.11438333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 33.703', W 95° 6.863'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 33' 42.18" N, 95° 6' 51.78" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)913, 785
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 138-144 Commercial St, Atchison KS 66002, US
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