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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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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. 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

Log Cabin

Located on the grounds of the Onaga Historical Society Museum is a cabin that was "uncovered" when an old house on the Kirke Grutzmacher farm was torn down. According to L.B. "Barney"

Onaga, KS Pioneer Life

Historical Barn

The Historical Barn was constructed in and dedicated in 1989

St. Marys, KS Museums

Indian Pay Station Museum

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

St. Marys, KS Museums

"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

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

Wamego Country Club

The Wamego Country Club was originally designed by famed architect Chick Trout and opened in 1920 as a nine-hole course. The new nine holes were designed by local architect Eric Langvardt. The par 70, 18

Wamego, KS Golf Courses

Doughboy Memorial

The Doughboy was purchased by the American Legion and dedicated November 11, 1920

Onaga, KS Memorials

Round Barn

The Onaga Fair Association built this round barn in the1930

Onaga, KS Historic Buildings

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

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

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