:: 8 Wonders of Bourbon County
The Tourism Committee of the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored the 8 Wonders of Bourbon County project. Nominations for the wonders were sought from the public through August 2008, with 37 unique nominations being received from over 50 submissions. After the Tourism Committee voted on the finalists, winners were announced during a special Chamber Coffee presentation on October 23, 2008.
Identifying the wonders was particulary difficult, because there were so many worthy nominations. However, ulitimately, voting came down to two main criteria: whether or not the wonder could be visited by a tourist and the overall impact the wonder had on the Bourbon County community.
8 WONDERS OF BOURBON COUNTY
Barnesville and the Magic Mile (original mile of the Military Frontier Road)
Bandera Stone Quarry
Fort Scott National Historic Site
Fort Scott National Cemetery
Victorian Homes of Fort Scott
Historic Churches of Fort Scott
Historic Downtown and Brick Streets
Legacy of Gordon Parks