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The Downs Cemetery


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The Downs Cemetery The Downs Cemetery is located along Highway 24 at the north edge of town. There are many pioneer stories silently told in the old markers, as well as markers dedicated to Civil War participants, and veterans of the World Wars. There is a large memorial dedicated to the John Ise family with names of many family members honoring their pioneer spirit.


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Carnegie Library

The Downs Carnegie Library built in 1905 which was constructed from a $5,000 gift from Andrew Carnegie, still houses the library. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings.

Downs, KS Carnegie Libraries

The Downs Cemetery

The Downs Cemetery is located along Highway 24

Downs, KS Cemeteries


The Railroad Gazebo

The Railroad Gazebo, located in the railroad park, is a replica of the original gazebo and continues to serve as a focal point for community events, just as it did in the late 1800s.

Downs, KS Pioneer Life

Sod and Stubble Country Self-Guided Auto Tour

Three miles northwest of the city of Downs is located the site of the 1871 homestead of immigrant Henry Ise. In 1873, Henry married seventeen-year old Rosa Haag of Holton, Kansas and brought her west to live. Twelve children (five girls and seven boys) were born on this homestead in the 27

Downs, KS Pioneer Life

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Soldiers Square Cemetery

Among the patriotic dead at the cemetery are those who fought in the Civil War which ended 132 years ago, including one of th...