Pottawatomie County, KS

Pottawatomie CountyFrom the dusty Oregon Trail to the fields of regional grasses and wildflowers, evidence of history is as broad as the branches of the Louis Vieux Elm.

Native limestone buildings, Indian artifacts and traces of the Old west are just some of the things you'll find in this fascinating area of Northeast Kansas.

Take time to explore our historical past and take a step back into American History.

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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

Wamego Historical Museum & Prarie Town Village

Located in City Park, the Wamego Historical Museum & Historic Prairie Town Village includes the museum, a restored one-room schoolhouse,general store, Wamego Telephone Exchange building, a log cabin, jail and Schonoff Dutch Mill. In 1973

Wamego, KS Museums

St. Mary's College (Originally St. Mary's Mission)

A Brief History of St. Mary's Mission St. Marys, Kansas Following their removal from the Great Lakes area, Pottawatomie Indians were moved to Kansas. Admission was set up for them on Sugar Creek near present day Osawatomie in March of 1839. In1846

St. Marys, KS Historic Churches

Indian Pay Station Museum

The Indian Pay Station, the oldest building in Pottawatomie County, was built in 1857

St. Marys, KS Museums

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

The lots for the Catholic Church were purchased on November 22, 1881. The original frame building was used as a place of worship until 1948 when the present stone church was completed. The 400 pound bell and the crucifix were saved from the old church.

Onaga, KS Historic Churches

Onaga Historical Society Museum

The Onaga Museum complex exhibits local historical items in its two main museum buildings and on its grounds you will see a Union Pacific caboose, a furnished log cabin, and a one-room schoolhouse. The museum displays a collection of photographs from the early 1900

Onaga, KS Museums

City Parks

Westmoreland has beautiful parks that include Dechairo Park and the American Legion Park. Dechario Park is situated on the East side of town along Highway 99

Westmoreland, KS Recreation

Schonoff Dutch Mill

The Schonoff Dutch Mill towers over beautiful Wamego City Park, the perfect place for picnicking and horseshoes, fishing in the pond, riding the children's minature train, or taking a stroll. The Old Dutch Mill was built in 1879 and moved to the park in the 1920'

Wamego, KS Historic Mills

"Presence of Three"

This unique sculpture depicts the Pottawatomie Indians, the Mission and the Oregon Trail. It can be seen on the north side of Highway 24 in the center of town.

St. Marys, KS Arts

OZ Museum

Come and celebrate over 100 years of Oz history. Start with the book published in 1900 - through the 1939 MGM classic and up to the Broadway show, Wicked. Come see the movie in its entirety in our state of the art theater and get your picture taken next to your favorite characters. Don'

Wamego, KS Museums

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