Alcove Springs

Name:

Alcove Springs

County:

Marshall

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

39° 44′ 57″ N, 96° 40′ 33″ W

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Time Zone:

Central (CST) (UTC-6)

Comments:

Alcove Springs was a stop along the Oregon Trail near Independence Crossing in Marshall County, Kansas. Travelers along the trail gave the springs its name. It is located about four miles north of Blue Rapids.

Remains:

Alcove Springs was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.

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Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

Across the road from the Alcove Springs park is another park commemorating the Oregon Trail and features history, wagon swales and a D.A.R. marker memorializing Sarah Keyes, a member of the Donner Party who died in 1846. The exact location of her burial is unknown.

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