Baldwin City in Douglas County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Battle of Black Jack
First Battle between Free and Slave States fought on these grounds June 2, 1856
Deeded to Kansas 1917
Erected 1913 by Post 40 Grand Army of the Republic & Women's Relief Corps #102.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 38° 45.838′ N, 95° 7.858′ W. Marker is in Baldwin City, Kansas, in Douglas County. Marker is at the intersection of East 2000th Road and North 175th Road, on the right when traveling south on East 2000th Road. Marker is within the Robert Hall Pearson Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baldwin City KS 66006, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named The Battle of Black Jack (here, next to this marker); Ivan L. Boyd Memorial Prairie Preserve (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Black Jack (approx. ¼ mile away); Black Jack Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Black Jack CabinBaldwin (approx. 1.9 miles away); Baker University (approx. 3.1 miles away); Palmyra Well (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baldwin City.
Regarding Battle of Black Jack. According to the Black Jack Battlefield Website, many people consider this armed clash to be the first "Battle" of the U.S. Civil War.
Also see . . .
1. Black Jack Battlefield & Nature Park. This is the official website to the park and the efforts to preserve it. (Submitted on June 16, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.)
2. Battle of Black Jack. This is the Wikipedia entry on the details on the Battle of Black Jack. (Submitted on June 16, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 16, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 1,257 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on June 18, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 16, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.