You have to go to see the Lanesfield Schoolhouse if you are in Edgerton. In addition to the old school a nice museum is there to explain about how education was in the old one room schools. I was there and got to look inside the museum while a group of school children was on a morning field trip.
Beyond the museum is a nature trail that leads to the old Santa Fe trail and the Bull Creek Battlefield Civil War Site. A great deal of nature and history all in one spot. To hike the trail takes about an hour.
An old time service station. These places used to be common. Now they are all replaced with the convenience store kinds of places.
I went in the old Grange building to ask directions out to the ghost town and one room school of Lanesfield. Met some friendly folks there. The other Off Beaten Path tips here will just be photos I took in the town.
Edgerton is a great little community to enjoy scenes of small town America or see small farms. It is close to Kansas City but has not yet been swallowed up entirely by that sprawling urban area. Sad to say many of the stores in the old down town area stand empty. I saw a saddle and tack shop that seemed open. I think the other stores have hard time competing with the large shopping malls of nearby KC.
Fondest memory: My least fond memory was being out in the country side a few miles from Edgerton at a historic site and locking my keys in my car. I am lucky the local deputy came along with his tools and helped me out.