Baldwin City in Douglas County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
D.A.R. Monument Commemorates the Dispersal of Free-State and Pro-Slavery Forces after the Battle of Black Jack.
Original Bronze Plaque Stolen in 1967. Replaced in Marble by S.F.T. Hist. Soc.
Erected 1983 by two Baker Alumnae, Class of 1932.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Santa Fe Trail series list.
Location. 38° 47.45′ N, 95° 11.2′ W. Marker is in Baldwin City, Kansas, in Douglas County. Marker is at the intersection of North 6th Street and North 400 Road, on the left when traveling north on North 6th Street. This marker is approximately 3/4 of a mile north of US Hwy 56 on North 6th Street. 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 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Palmyra (approx. 0.4 miles away); Palmyra Well Baker University (approx. 0.9 miles away); Baldwin (approx. 1.7 miles away); Stony Point Church and Cemetery (approx. 2.8 miles away); Ivan L. Boyd Memorial Prairie Preserve (approx. 3˝ miles away); Battle of Black Jack (approx. 3˝ miles away); Black Jack Park (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baldwin City.
More about this marker. N 400 Road is actually on the Old Santa Fe Trail. This area was a major stopping point for travelers on the Santa Fe Trail. The area was also a hotbed of Free-State feelings in Territorial Kansas and was greatly involved in the "Bleeding Kansas" era.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 6, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 1,338 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on June 19, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 6, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.