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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

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

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

Things to do near Sharon Springs, KS

Kirwin Refuge Hunting

Hunting for waterfowl and upland game is permitted during the appropriate season. ...

Last Indian Raid Memorial Marker

In September of 1878, The Last Indian Raid on Kansas soil occurred, with the Northern Cheyenne Indians. In 1911, a memorial w...