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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

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

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

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

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

Fort Wallace

Fort Wallace was first called Camp Pond Creek and was established in September, 1865, about one-and-a-half miles southwest of present Wallace. The soldiers were moved about a year later to a site further west along the Smoky River, where the fort was built.

Sharon Springs, KS Forts

Things to do near Sharon Springs, KS

The Gateway

Oberlin's state of the art civic center, plays a large part in the town's entertainment scene with plays, conventions, trade ...

Oberlin Country Club

Oberlin Country Club is located adjacent to Sappa Park. The Country Club has a 9 hole public golf course. ...