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Wornall Homestead

Battle of Westport

 
 
Wornall Homestead Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, February 28, 2010
1. Wornall Homestead Marker
Inscription. Built in 1858 by John Wornall on his 640-acre farm, this house was in the center of heavy fighting on October 23, 1864. After the last Confederate charge to the north toward Westport was repulsed, this house was used as a field hospital for both Union and Confederate wounded.
 
Erected 1961 by Jackson County Historical Society. (Marker Number 10.)
 
Location. 39° 0.992′ N, 94° 35.566′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is on 61st Terrace 0.1 miles east of Wornall Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6115 Wornall Road, Kansas City MO 64113, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hinckle's Grove (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Westport (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Westport (approx. 0.8 miles away); James G. Ashley, Jr. and Pamela C. Ashley (approx. 0.9 miles away); William Bent - Seth Ward Home (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bent & Ward Houses (approx. 0.9 miles away); McGhee's Charge (approx. 0.9 miles away); Country Club Line Historical Trolley Station (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Kansas City.
 
Also see . . .
Wornall Homestead Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, February 28, 2010
2. Wornall Homestead Marker
Photo of marker & house.

1. John Wornall House. Official website to the Homestead with several historical links about the house. (Submitted on February 28, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 

2. Battle of Westport. Link from the Civil War Muse with further information on this tour stop. (Submitted on February 28, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 

3. Civil War Round Table of Kansas City. Link to the organization responsible for the Auto Tour. (Submitted on February 28, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, US Civil
 
Wornall Homestead Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, February 28, 2010
3. Wornall Homestead Marker
Photo of the Wornall Homestead
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on February 28, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 1,132 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 28, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.
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