Carpool History Tour of Bourbon County Continues Sept. 10

Bourbon County Carpool Tour is  Saturday, September 10:
Miracle Mile of Barnesville, Fort Lincoln, Freedom Colony and Guthrie’s Mound

The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce, Old Fort Genealogical Society, and Historical Preservation Association of Bourbon County announce another carpool tour that will be on Saturday, September 10th at 8:30am. The format of the tour will be by carpool where attendees provide their own transportation, depart together from the Old Fort Genealogical Library, and stop at designated locations of the tour to learn historical facts of Bourbon County by local historians.

During the tour on the 10th of September, hear the story of the Civil War Veterans who are buried at Barnesville Cemetery and the action in the surrounding area. Drive the Miracle Mile (MILITARY ROAD) north of Barnesville and experience it as it was during the Civil War. Stop at Fort Lincoln and hear the story of the fort and the Little Osage River below the bridge. Travel on to the Freedom Colony and LEARN how they could have changed Bourbon County into the first Boeing Air facility. Finally, meet at the Mapleton Park to hear about Guthrie’s Mound and the history of Mapleton.
The tour will leave The Old Fort Genealogical Society at 221 S. National Ave. (Memorial Hall) at 8:30 am and will finish by 10:30 am.  The cost is only $5 per person and pre-registration is required on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Those interested may register online at, click on Events, then Bourbon County Tour.  For questions or more information, contact the Old Fort Genealogical Society by calling 620-223-3300 or emailing [email protected].



One thought on “Carpool History Tour of Bourbon County Continues Sept. 10”

  1. Will you do this again sometime? I’m just seeing this and we already have something scheduled for the 10th.
    You may schedule activities for the Fort a year in advance, which we would like, but so far we seem to be missing out since we have moved back to the area.

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