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Burr Oak Tree


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On the east bank of the Verdigris River at Neodesha you can see a large Burr Oak tree that is about 300 years old. No doubt before the lumber hunters came here, many huge trees grew along this river bank and in this area. The oak stands on the original J.B.Keys claim bought in 1868.

Further southeast along Dry Creek another Burr Oak was not so fortunate to dodge the axe. Along the bank is the stump of a Burr Oak that was approximately 400 years old when it was cut down by an unthinking firewood cutter in 1987. The stump measures 6 feet in diameter and 20 feet in circumference. The tree stood about 80 feet in height. The stump is located on private property; be respectful please.


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Neodesha Arts Association

Housed in an impressive Georgian building built in 1914, the Neodesha Art Association sponsors summer theater for children, music performances, and drama. On the second Saturday of every September it hosts an Arts and Crafts Fair for area artisans with fun, food, and entertainment for all ages.

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Historic Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church of the Ascension was finished in 1909. It wasa Mission church of the Independence Diocese of the Episcopal Church under the Bishop of the Wichita Diocese.

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Neodesha has several homes builit in the late 1800s and turn of the century. The beautiful Queen Anne Victorian style home at 7th and Main was built in 1898 by Dr. Allen, grandfather of Dr. Allen Moorhead, the current resident. Another of the late 19th century elaborate homes was built in 1895

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Cemetery Tour

The Neodesha Cemetery has markers of some of the first founders and residents of early Neodesha. J.B. Keys, along with Robert S. Futhey discovered the present site of Neodesha. The claim to the land, bought for $500

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The St. Ignatious Church originated in 1876 and the present church was built in 1912.

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Burr Oak Tree

On the east bank of the Verdigris River at Neodesha you can see a large Burr Oak tree that is about 300 years old. No doubt b...