Stage Stations

The first Butterfield Overland Dispatch (BOD) coach left Atchison, Kansas on Monday, September 11th, 1865 and arrived in Denver on Monday, September 23rd, 1865. The trail covered 592 miles. Each station is marked with a BOD marker and the notch on the top of the marker indicated the direction of the trail from that point.

Kansas Stations

1.  Fort Leavenworth

2.  Easton

3.  Hickory Point

4.  Ozawkie

5.  Silver Lake

6.  St. Mary's

7.  Louisville

8.  Juniata Crossing

9.  Fort Riley

10.  Junction City

11.  Chapman Creek

12.  Abilene

13.  Solomon River Crossing

14.  Salina

15.  Spring Creek

16.  Fort Harker

17.  Buffalo Creek

18.  Wilson's Creek

19.  Bunker Hill (Hick's)

20.  Fossil Creek

21.  Forsythe's Creek aka Walker Creek0

22.  Fort Fletcher

23.  Big Creek

24.  Lookout Station

25.  Louisa Springs - abandoned for Stormy Hollow

26.  Blufton - abandoned for Threshing Machine White Rock Canyon

27.  Stormy Hollow

28.  Fort Downer

29.  Ruthton --used only a short time

30.  Castle Rock

31.  Grannell Springs

32.  Chalk Bluff

33.  Carlisle

34.  Monument - once Antelope Station, later a fort

35.  Smoky Hill

36  Eaton

37.  Henshaw Springs

38.  Fort Wallace - Pond Creek

39.  Goose Creek

40.  Willow Creek     

 

 

Colorado Stations-Southern Route

  1. Cheyenne Wells

  2. Eureka

  3. Duboise

  4. Grady’s

  5. Connell Creek

  6. Coon Creek

  7. Hogan’s

  8. Hedinger’s Lake

  9. Big Bend of Sandy

  10. Reed’s Spring

  11. Bijou Creek

  12. Kiowa Creek

  13. Ruthton

  14. Sulphur Gulch

  15. Cherry Creek

  16. Denver
    Source:The Raynesford Papers

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