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El Cuartelejo
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Ruins of El Quartelejo
Nearest city Scott City, Kansas
Built 1650
NRHP reference No. 66000351
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Added to NRHP October 15, 1966
Designated NHLD July 19, 1964
Map of Scott Co, Ks, USA
Map of Scott County from KDOT (map legend)

El Quartelejo, or El Cuartelejo (from Spanish cuartelejo, meaning far quarter or district), is the name given to the archeological ruins of the northernmost Indian pueblo. It is the only known pueblo in Kansas. It is in Lake Scott State Park. The ruins of the stone and adobe pueblo are north of Scott City, Kansas, on Ladder Creek.

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