Historic Limestone Buildings & Bridges

Lincoln County, Kansas, has been the Post Rock Capital of Kansas since 1989.

Greenhorn fencepost limestone beds provided the building material for much of the development of Lincoln County from the 1870’s to the 1920’s. Original Lincoln County settlers’ stone masonry skills and architecture knowledge are still evident today, as their work has stood the test of time. From downtown business buildings to courthouses, schools, churches, pioneer homesteads, bridges, and fences, limestone rock was quarried across Lincoln County to meet the needs of booming rural communities and local agriculture.

You are invited to explore the cultural and historical limestone landmarks in Lincoln County, and appreciate the strength of the stone masonry and enjoy the architectural details. Visit Lincoln, Sylvan Grove, Barnard, Beverly, or Denmark, get out and walk around and appreciate the unique limestone heritage. And take the backroads between to see all the fenceposts!

Some of the sites include the Lincoln County Courthouse, Lincoln Carnegie Library, Post Rock Scout Museum and Crispin’s Drug Store Museum, Kyne House Museum, the Downtown Lincoln Historic District, the Denmark Lutheran Church, the South Fork Spillman Creek Double-Arch Bridge, the Evangelical Lutheran School in Sylvan Grove and the Downtown Sylvan Grove Historic District.

See a list of registered historic limestone structures throughout Lincoln County

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