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Sharon Springs, Kansas

Sharon Springs, Kansas

Historically, Sharon Springs was the land of many springs in the days of the early settlers. They compared it with several places in Isreal. Originally known as Eagle Tail for the creek which flowed nearby, the town changed to Sharon Springs for some nearby sulfur springs and for Sharon Springs, New York, as was often done in tribute to the hometown of some of the town company members who established towns out west.

Sharon Springs and Wallace County, in general, have a number of attractions. Sharon Springs is the county seat, where the historic courthouse is located.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Fort Wallace Museum

On the grounds of the Fort Wallace Museum visitors will find the original Pond Creek Stage Station, built in 1865 as a "home station"

Sharon Springs, KS Museums

Mt. Sunflower

Mt. Sunflower was designated as Kansas highest point in 1961. A United States Geological Survey officially plotted the elevation at 4039 feet. True mountains are called such because of a 2000 foot difference in altitude in a 10-20

Sharon Springs, KS Natural Attractions

Old Post Cemetery

All that remains of the original Fort Wallace now is the old post cemetery, enclosed by stone walls within the Wallace Township cemetery. In December of 1885, the U.S. Government extricated the bodies of 88 soldiers with headstones marked between 1867-1879

Sharon Springs, KS Cemeteries

Old Maid's Pool

The Old Maid's Pool, an ancient sinkhole long thought to be bottomless, is 125 yards in diameter apparently with neither inlet nor outlet. Its unfailing fresh water supply is believed to come from the underflow of the river nearby.

Sharon Springs, KS Natural Attractions

Trail Rides

The historic Butterfield Trail is a popular trail that people still use for trail rides today. The Butterfield Overland Dispatch Trail surveyed in 1865 was originally used in 1859 by gold seekers as the fastest way to get to the Colorado mines.

Sharon Springs, KS Trail Rides

Things to do near Sharon Springs, KS

Self-Guided Car Tour

Rawlins County self-guided car tour. A complete audio-visual experience! An audio tape has been produced that you simply inse...

St. Francis GMA Sandpit and Wildlife Area

Five acres of water, camping, picnics, 480 acres of wildlife management for public hunting. ...

Stevens Chapel

Begun in 1892, by J.R. Stevens at the inspiration of his wife, "Aunt" Jennie Stevens that the chapel came into existence. Unc...