Baxter Springs, KS


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Baxter Springs is a town situated along the Spring River in the extreme southeastern part of Cherokee County, located in southeast Kansas, in the Central United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 4,238. It is the most populous city of Cherokee County.
After the American Civil War, in the late 1860s, the town developed as one of the first "cow towns" in Kansas, where thousands of head of Texas cattle were driven to market. It was a stopping place on their way to northern markets.
Baxter Springs downtown main street is part of the historic U.S. Route 66 that passes through Kansas, established in 1926 and connecting Chicago and Los Angeles. For decades it was the Main Street of this part of the United States.