Lincoln County is located in the heart of what is known as Post Rock Country, an area in central Kansas whose rich deposits of limestone were used by early day farmers and ranchers to erect fence posts all over the county. Many of those fence posts are still in use today.
The native limestone and sandstone also were used to build many of Lincolnís original buildings. The courthouse, completed in 1900, is a classic example of limestone architecture. The city hall also is built of native stone. In the city part are many structures built in the 1930s by the YPA using deep red sandstones found on area farms. The sandstone bandstand, Boy Scout cabin, picnic tables and barbecues are still in use.
This page is a work in progress. If you have articles or other information regarding geology in the county, please contact Tracee Hamilton.
Below are several articles relating to geology in Lincoln County.
"LIMESTONE POSTS NEAR CENTURY IN USE"
From the Nov. 26, 1981, Lincoln Sentinel-Republican
THE MYSTERY STONE
The story of a controversial stone found in Lincoln County. Is it the work of an earlier civilization, or a hoax?
THE GEOLOGY OF LINCOLN COUNTY
Taken from the book, Souvenir History of Lincoln County, Kansas (1908)
STONE QUARRIES AND BEYOND
Information about quarries, quarry workers, stone carvers, historical dealers of stone and the finish products, with state-by-state information.
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