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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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Round Barn

The Onaga Fair Association built this round barn in the1930

Onaga, KS Historic Buildings

Covered Wagon Sculpture

A covered wagon and life-size team of bronze oxen attract attention along Highway 99, south of Westmoreland.

Westmoreland, KS Arts

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

Westmoreland City Pool

The Westmoreland City Pool was constructed in 1991. Swimming lessons are available in the summer and the pool can also be rented for private parties. Adjacent to the pool is a shelter house and playground, all of which are part of Dechairo Park.

Westmoreland, KS

Oregon Trail Nature Park

A monumental silo mural painting has been created by local artist Cindy Martin. The park offers hiking trails, picnic tables, a shelter house and panoramic views of the Kansas River Valley.

Wamego, KS Arts

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


The Columbian Theatre, Museum and Art Center

The story of The Columbian began over one hundred years ago. J.C. Rogers, a Wamego banker, visited the Chicago World's Fair, the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. He was astonished at the beauty and scope of the event, celebrating the 400th anniversary of Columbus' discovery of the new world.

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Wamego, KS Theatres

Indian Pay Station Museum

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

St. Marys, KS Museums

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

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


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