NAME: Greenwood
COUNTY: Franklin
CLIMATE: Normal Kansas climate
COMMENTS: Take Colorado Rd South out of Pomona, turn East on Kingman Terr, follow the curve North to Labette Rd and go East 1 mile to the Labetter Rd and Florida Rd intersection.
REMAINS: Cemetery and church
The Greenwood Community in Greenwood Township opened in 1863 following the removal of the Sac and Fox Agency to Quenemo in Osage County. Harrison Reed puchased 640 acres from a Sac and Fox woman in 1865. The old structure on the southwest corner is part of Reed's early home, believed to have been built by the government for the Indians. Reed also gave land for the Greenwood Baptist Church and Cemetery, and was known as Deacon Reed. Built in 1871 of native lumber, the entrance sets at an angle marking the old Burlington trail. Across the road north from the church is the site of several Greenwood schools, first opened in 1862. Follow the other set of directions to the Chippewa Burying Ground. The Chippewa Burying Ground was laid out in 1837 on the high banks of the Marais des Cygnes when the tribe emigrated from Detroit. The land was donated by Juliann Bittenbender, daughter of Esh-ton-o-quot, the leader of the Swan Creek and Black River band of Chippewas. Chief Esh-ton-o-quot, called Francis McCoonse, is buried here with many of his family members. The grave sites are covered with giant sandstone slabs over one foot. Many bore inscriptions now illegible. Submitted by: Amanda Poe