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Lost Springs, Kansas

About Lost Springs

Lost Springs is located in northeastern Marion county. The city park has a red stone marker describing the Santa Fe Trail which passed though here.

Highway 77 runs just east of town, and the Union Pacific and BNSF (formerly Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe) railoads intersect at the northeast corner of town.

2.5 miles west of Lost Springs on 340th Street is the site of the old Lost Spring, a well-known campsite on the Santa Fe trail.

There is a marker at the old Lost Spring that reads:

WATERING PLACE ON SANTA FE TRAIL 400 FEET NORTH CALLED BY SPANIARDS OLLALA PERDIDA (SWEET SPRINGS) USED FROM 1804 TO 1872

HOTEL & TAVERN LOCATED SE OF SPRING

PONY EXPRESS POST OFFICE IN HOTEL

PONY EXPRESS STOCKADE SOUTH OF HOTEL

200 OR MORE PRAIRIE SCHOONERS, WAGONS ETC. WOULD CAMP IN CIRCLE SOME NIGHTS

INDIAN BATTLE SITE 1300 FEET NW OF SPRING

GRAVES OF 17 COWBOYS PERISHED IN BLIZZARD IN 1878 SOUTH OF HOTEL

TRAIL RAN NE - SW THIS POINT

Founded: 1887
Population: 70 (2010)
Elevation: 1490 feet
Latitude: 38° 33' 58" N
Longitude: 96° 57' 58" W

ZIP code: 66859
Area Code: 785
School District: 397