Stage Coach Logo for Russell Springs, Kansas
Founded: 1865
Incorporated: April 28, 1888
Population: 29
Elevation: 2964 feet
Latitude: 38° 54' 48" N
Longitude: 101° 10' 52" W
ZIP code:  67755 -  Area Code: 785

Russell Springs,

"Cow Chip Capital of Kansas"

Logan County

Russell Springs, Kansas circa 1900
"J. H. Wilkinson Store, Russell Springs Post Office,
and Courthouse on Hill"
  Photo courtesy of the
Fick Fossil & History Museum in Oakley, KS.

Russell Springs is located in Logan, [LG], County and was the original county seat.

In 1963 the county voted to relocate the county seat to its current location in Oakley.

Russell Springs has a beautiful site on the ridge that forms the north side of the valley of the Smoky Hill River. You can see the impressive old courthouse, that is now the Butterfield Trail Museum, for many miles to the south.



  The old courthouse and stage coach in Russell Springs, Kansas

Butterfield Trail Ride - Held the first week-end in June.
Sponsored by the Butterfield Trail Historical Association.

The ride starts on Saturday. To get there from Russell Springs go 9 miles east on Plains Road and 3 miles south on Road 350, or from Monument go 16 miles south on Road 350. The ride is via horsedrawn vehicles, horses and hikers covering the wide-open spaces and the Butterfield Trail which leads to Russell Springs. There participants will camp overnite. There's a dance Saturday night and an outdoor church service at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday. The ride resumes at 9:00 a.m. Sunday and returns shortly after noon. The Trail Riders Rodeo starts at 1:30 Sunday.

For information contact:
Russell Springs

Harley Hershberger

Bernie Moellering
Sharon Springs

Brent Weinland

Ray & Pat Haremza


The Butterfield Train Museum in Russell Springs, Kansas

Butterfield Trail Museum
(785) 751-4242
Russell Springs, KS 67755

See the
Ode to Russell Springs
from the Bicentennial Souvenir Booklet.

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April 27, 2002 / John & Susan Howell / Wichita, Kansas /

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