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The area derives its name from the Munsee (tribe) which was part of the Algonquian speaking Delaware (tribe). Reverend Jesse Vogler and John Kilbuck, and 72 Christianized Munsee Indians, came to the area aboard the St. Peters. The Munsee Moravian Mission was located in the Westfield settlement.
Grinter Place in the Grinter Heights neighborhood is on the National Register of Historic Places. A ferry that was used on the military route between Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and Fort Scott, Kansas crossed the river here.
References and citations
- eight miles above the Kaw's mouth, and north of the river
- Moravian (United Brethren) missionary
- Kansas Historical Quarterly - Kansas Before 1854, A Revised Annals, Part Nine - Kansas Historical Society