BARTON COUNTY, KS

PAWNEE ROCK - GREAT BEND - ELLINWOOD - HOISINGTON - CLAFLIN

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SANTA FE TRAIL SITES:

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PAWNEE ROCK

LOCATIONS:

PAWNEE ROCK 

Pawnee Rock State Park, 631 N Centre St., Pawnee Rock, KS 67567

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GREAT BEND

LOCATIONS:

FORT ZARAH

East of Great Bend on North Highway 56

WALNUT CREEK CROSSING

2 miles east of Great Bend on South Highway 56


SANTA FE TRAIL MARKER #48

10th St and Frey St, in Great Bend


DAR MARKER #49

Northwest of Barton County Court House, Jack Kilby Square, 1400 Main St. 

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ELLINWOOD

LOCATIONS:

DAR MARKER 

North side of Santa Fe Boulevard (US Highway 56) near the United Methodist Church

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  • Barton County Kansas was organized May 16, 1872. It is named after Clara Barton, Civil War nurse, founder of the American Red Cross.
  • The Santa Fe Trail passed through the Courthouse Square.
Known for Cheyenne Bottoms:
https://ksoutdoors.com/KDWPT-Info/Locations/Wildlife-Areas/Southwest/Cheyenne-Bottoms 
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birds overhead
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Jennifer Flick bottoms