• Baxter Springs Massacre - Riverton, Kansas

      Baxrer Springs Massacre Marker
      Photo by Dennis Goza
      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.

      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