Baxter Springs

Baxter Springs, with a population of approximately 4,000 is located in extreme southeast Kansas in Cherokee County. In 1926, Baxter Springs’ Military Avenue became part of Route 66. In addition to experiencing the “mother road”, Baxter Springs allows you to walk where Civil War battles were fought, visit a National Cemetery designated by President Abraham Lincoln, and experience the community’s rich mining and cow town heritage. Baxter Springs also offers many recreational opportunities with fishing on Spring River, upland game hunting, golfing, moto- cross, baseball, softball, soccer, hiking and much more.