• Baxter Springs Massacre - Riverton, Kansas

      Roadtrip Attraction
      Near the important Civil War battle site of Baxter Springs, this modest roadside marker commemorates an incident in 1863 when 100 Union soldiers were massacred by a much larger contingent of Confederates masquerading as Union forces. The spot is now a rest stop with picnic areas and a playground.

      Photo by Dennis Goza

      If you go:
      The Baxter Springs area has other historical sites that the Civil War buff might want to check out, including a massacre burial site, a veterans memorial and Fort Blair.


      7120 U.S. Highway 69
      Riverton, Kansas 66770 USA

      Mailing address:
      Baxter Springs Chamber of Commerce
      1004 Military Ave.
      Baxter Springs, KS 66713 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Chamber of Commerce
      +1 (620) 856-3131