Lawrence in Douglas County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
During the Civil War Lawrence was a haven for runway slaves and was held responsible for Union raids into Missouri. On August 21, 1863, Quantrill and a band of guerrillas ravaged the town and killed nearly 150 men. Monuments to these victims and other historical markers may be seen in the city. Lawrence is home of the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Institute.
Erected by Kansas Historical Society and State Highway Commission. (Marker Number 10.)
Marker series. This marker is included Kansas Historical Society marker series.
Location. 38° 58.401′ N, 95° 14.346′ W. Marker is in Lawrence, Kansas, in Douglas County. Marker is on 6th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is on the north side of 6th Street as you travel west between Ketucky and Tennessee Streets. Marker is at or near this postal address: 230 West 6th Street, Lawrence KS 66044, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Pinckney Neighborhood (a few steps from this marker); Santa Fe Steam Locomotive 1073 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Buford M. Watson Jr. Park (about 600 feet away); John Brown and the Siege of Lawrence, September 14-15, 1856 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Free State Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Liberty Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); 700-702 Massachusetts Street (approx. ¼ mile away); Anderson Building (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lawrence.
Also see . . .
1. Kansas Historical Markers. Official State Link to the Kansas Historical Markers (Submitted on July 3, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.)
2. Lawrence Kansas Visitor's Bureau. This is te link to the City's Convention & Visitor's Bureau. (Submitted on July 3, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.)
3. Lawrence Massacre. The Wikipedia Link to the Lawrence Massacre. (Submitted on July 3, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.)
Additional keywords. Bleeding Kansas Lawrence Massacre
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