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Eureka's Founding Spring


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Located behind the fire station in the creek (Walker's Run) is Eureka's founding spring, now enclosed. It was here, in 1857, that the town was named. Several men happened upon the spring and one of them called out "Eureka" meaning, "I have found it." This spring furnished water for man and beast for many years. It was first enlosed in the 1940s.


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United Methodist Church

The cornerstone of the first frame church was laid in 1868. It must have taken a while to erect the first church, as it was not finished until 1870. That church was destroyed by a tornado in 1873. The cornerstone for the present stone church was laid September 18, 1873

Eureka, KS Historic Churches

Jim Brother's Bronze Sculptures

The Memorial Hall is host to a regular tour of Jim Brother's Bronze Sculptures, which have garnered Worldwide acclaim. His awards and credits are numerous and include the Carl Akeley Medallion, (Intl.); "Best in the World", Wildlife Sculpture; Seville World Expo, at the 1992 World'

Eureka, KS Arts

Greenwood Hotel

This brick building was dedicated in 1884. The original building, 50' x 100', consisted of three stories and a small basement. The addition to the east was built in 1923 and the exterior of the original building received a stucco treatment in 1926, creating a Spanish look. The hotel cafe (

Eureka, KS Historic Buildings

Outdoor Recreation

Canoe trips - down scenic Fall River, 6-8 miles/3/4 hours. Also guided backpack trips, Spring and Fall. Camping - area lakes, Fall River and Christian Hills Camp. Hunting - the best anywhere! Quail, Prairie Chicken, Turkey, Deer, and Rabbits.

Eureka, KS Recreation

Greenwood County Historical Museum

The Greenwood County Historical Museum houses artifacts including geneological records, maps agricultural tools, house-hold items, and interesting displays. See the doll house, shaving mugs, tool chest (1860), 1900

Eureka, KS Museums

Things to do Natural Attractions near Eureka, KS

Sink Hole

This sink hole appeared in 1937 and measures 58 feet deep and 250' x 200'. A guide will help you locate it....

Eureka's Founding Spring

Located behind the fire station in the creek (Walker's Run) is Eureka's founding spring, now enclosed. It was here, in 1857, ...