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Westmoreland, Kansas

Westmoreland, Kansas

The community of Westmoreland is nestled in Rock Creek Valley where Oregon Trail travelers once camped. Graves and wagon ruts remain in the area of this pioneer oasis. The town was surveyed in 1867, and was incorporated as a city in 1871. It is the County Seat of Pottawatomie County which was organized in 1856 and named for the Pottawatomie Indian Tribe, whose reservation at that time included part of the County.

The City was named Westmoreland by John McKimmons, the first postmaster, after his home county in Pennsylvania.

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Pottawatomie County Courthouse

The Pottawatomie County Courthouse located in Westmoreland is constructed of native limestone. It was built in 1884, and is the second oldest courthouse in the state.

Westmoreland, KS Historic Courthouses

Summerville Cabin

The Summerville cabin was built in 1867. It was donated to the Rock Creek Valley Historical Society in 1993 and is part of the museum complex. The log cabin has a loft and stairway. Extensive restoration was necessary prior to the grand opening in 1999

Westmoreland, KS Pioneer Life

Stone Church Museum

The stone church museum was built by the German Evangelical Association, organized in 1871. In 1914, The Church of Christ purchased the property, and used the Church until the year 1977

Westmoreland, KS Museums

Old City Well

Westmoreland's Historic Hand Dug Well was constructed in 1914, as 40

Westmoreland, KS Landmarks

Things to do near Westmoreland, KS