Kansas November 03, 2016
It’s Impossible To Drive Through This Delightful Kansas Town Without Stopping
Kansas has so many small towns, each with so much to offer. Some towns offer up a whole lot of history and charm to boot. Check out the little town of Council Grove.
The first white settler arrived in this area in 1847.
Seth Millington Hays was a great-grandson of Daniel Boone.
Today, it's a vibrant little town.
About 2,100 people call Council Grove home.
Council Grove got its name because of a treaty signed under this tree.
The treaty was an agreement between white pioneers and the Osage Nation to allow them safe passage through the area. All that's left of the Treaty Tree is this stump, which is preserved for its historical value.
Mr. Hays established the Hays House restaurant in 1857.
It's the oldest restaurant west of the Mississippi.
It's the oldest restaurant west of the Mississippi, serving up some delicious Midwestern comfort food.
Farmers & Drovers Bank sits at the corner of 200 W. and Main Street.
Built in 1882, its one of the oldest banks in Kansas, and is still in operation today. It's listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Stroll along the Neosho River and walk.
This 1.1-mile, paved walkway takes you across the river, past several statues and historical points.
The Daughters of the American Revolution placed the Madonna of the Trail statue in Council Grove in 1928.
It's one of 12 monuments placed along the National Old Trail Highway dedication to the remembering the strength and fortitude of pioneer women.
The Guardian of the Grove stands on the southeast side of the riverwalk.
It's a tribute to the Kaw Tribe
Grab a bite at Trail Days Cafe
Originally the Terwillger Home, this structure was built in 1861. The restaurant is historic, cozy and has great food!
The Last Chance Store was built in 1857.
It was the last trading post for people to get supplies before the journey west.
Have you ever visited Council Grove? What was your favorite thing about this delightful little town?
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