Lecompton in Douglas County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Sheriff Samuel J. Jones
Following his death in La Mesilla in 1885 he was buried in the IOOF Cemetery in Las Cruses. In 1935 his body was moved to the Masonic Cemetery and a new tombstone was installed. The original tombstone was left in the abandoned cemetery. The Lecompton Historical Society made arrangements with the City of Las Cruses, New Mexico, to preserve the original tombstone on this site.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RR Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Law Enforcement.
Location. 39° 2.733′ N, 95° 23.678′ W. Marker is in Lecompton, Kansas, in Douglas County. Marker is on Elmore Street 0.1 miles south of East 3rd Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lecompton KS 66050, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lecompton Constitution Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Lane University (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kansa Indians (approx. 3.1 miles away); Lecompton, Capital of Kansas Territory (approx. 3.6 miles away); Coon Point (approx. 3.6 miles away); First United Brethren in Christ Church in Kansas (approx. 5.3 miles away); a different marker also named Lecompton (approx. 6˝ miles away); Kansas River Flood Levels (approx. 9.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lecompton.
Also see . . . Samuel J. Jones Sheriff. (Submitted on June 23, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 23, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 122 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 23, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.