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Dunlap Colored Cemetery

Picture of property 2050 S 100 Rd
Dunlap vicinity (Morris County)
Listed in National Register Sep 14, 2018

Architect: Not Applicable
Area of Significance: cemetery
Architectural Style(s): Other

Dunlap Colored Cemetery is associated with the Exoduster settlement known as the Dunlap Colony. One of three Benjamin "Pap" Singleton Exoduster colonies in the state of Kansas, the Dunlap Colony was started in 1878 and included 200 settlers. Eventually the Dunlap Colony came to refer to the Exodusters who settled in the original colony location, the town of Dunlap, and additional area settlements spanning Morris and Lyon counties. Although there are a few African Americans buried in the town’s designated cemetery, the Dunlap Colored Cemetery was established in 1880 by the Exoduster settlers as a reaction to local white settlers who objected to African Americans being buried in the same place as whites. This cemetery is significant for its association with African American settlement in southeastern Morris County and northwestern Lyon County, Kansas, which began as Singleton’s Exoduster Dunlap Colony. This cemetery derives its primary significance from associations with the Exoduster settlements of the Singleton Farm Colony of Dunlap. Columbus Johnson, who was Singleton’s business associate, is buried here. Aside from this cemetery, few other resources associated with this group of African Americans remain.

Farmers and Drovers Bank and Indicator Building

Picture of property 201 West Main
Council Grove (Morris County)
Listed in National Register Jun 21, 1971

Architect: Charles Squires
Area of Significance: financial institution; professional
Architectural Style(s): Late Victorian

Boundary amendment approved 2/19/82.

First Baptist Church

Picture of property 325 West Main Street
Council Grove (Morris County)
Listed in National Register Jul 28, 1995

Architect: Not listed
Area of Significance: religious facility
Architectural Style(s): Gothic; Romanesque

Four Mile Creek Lattice Bridge

Picture of property 2 miles southeast of Wilsey
Wilsey (Morris County)
Listed in National Register Jan 4, 1990

Architect: Not listed
Area of Significance: road-related
Architectural Style(s): Bridge
Thematic Nomination: Metal Truss Bridges in Kansas

Furney Farm

Picture of property 649 E KS 56
Council Grove Vicinity (Morris County)
Listed in National Register Jul 12, 2006

Architect: Walter G. Ward
Area of Significance: single dwelling
Architectural Style(s): Tudor Revival; Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals

The Furney Farm (c. 1925) is as an excellent and rare example of a Tudor Revival-style farmhouse. Walter G. Ward of the Kansas State Agricultural College designed the two-story red brick house that is constructed upon a limestone foundation. A historic wood-framed gambrel roof barn contributes to the property. The farmhouse is nominated for its architectural significance with the barn as a contributing structure.

Greenwood Cemetery

Picture of property 00 West Main Street
Council Grove (Morris County)
Listed in National Register Feb 3, 2020

Architect: Not listed
Area of Significance: cemetery

The Greenwood Cemetery in Council Grove is historically significant because it is one of the oldest burial locations of settlers in Kansas. The cemetery was established in the 1860s and most town founders, early political leaders at city, county and state levels are buried in this cemetery. Management of the cemetery was taken over by the Council Grove Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge (IOOF) #43 in 1870. It was at this point that a stone fence was built around the burial grounds, the land plotted and the name Greenwood Cemetery was established. The Odd Fellows managed Greenwood until 1911 when it was transferred back to the City of Council Grove. In 1922, the Civic Club led efforts to build the Shelter House at the cemetery. The grounds were expanded in 1923 and again in 1945 bringing the cemetery to its current footprint. The south stone wall is all that remains of the original stone fence; it was restored in the 1990s and continues to frame the main cemetery gates off W. Main Street. Although no lots have been available for purchase in Greenwood Cemetery for years, internments continue. The cemetery is actively used by local families and residents who bought plots years ago. Existing gravesites reflect generations of Morris County residents and convey the history of the town’s founding through the middle of the twentieth century.

Hays, Seth, House

Picture of property 203 Wood
Council Grove (Morris County)
Listed in National Register Sep 25, 1975

Architect: Not listed
Area of Significance: single dwelling
Architectural Style(s): Federal

Hermit's Cave on Belfry Hill

Picture of property East of North Belfry Street, generally fro Columbia to Conn Streets
Council Grove (Morris County)
Listed in National Register Apr 14, 2015

Architect: N/A
Area of Significance: park

Belfry Hill is a prominent landmark in the Neosho River valley that overlooks the surrounding community of Council Grove, which began as a Santa Fe Trail-era campsite along the river. Providing scenic views of the town, Belfry Hill is a tree-lined bluff with natural stone outcroppings that functions as a local park welcoming visitors. A portion of Belfry Hill was developed in 1901 as a natural and historical park, and it was further enhanced in 1921 as part of the centennial commemoration of the opening of the Santa Fe Trail. The area within the stone outcropping has long been interpreted by local historians as the place where Italian priest Giovanni Maria de Agostini lived for five months in 1863. Still today, the town's identity and heritage tourism are rooted in these early 20th efforts to promote the area's frontier and trail-era history. This site was not nominated for association with the community's mid-19th century history, but rather for its significance as an early 20th century historical attraction.

Jenkins Building

Picture of property 101 W. Mackenzie St.
White City (Morris County)
Listed in National Register May 19, 2004

Architect: Not listed
Area of Significance: vacant/not in use; department store
Architectural Style(s): Italianate; Late Victorian

Kaw Methodist Mission

Picture of property 500 North Mission
Council Grove (Morris County)
Listed in National Register Mar 24, 1971

Architect: Not listed
Area of Significance: religious facility; church school
Architectural Style(s): Federal

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