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Shawnee in Johnson County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Quantrill's Raid on Shawneetown

Oct 17, 1862

 
 
Quantrill's Raid on Shawneetown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, July 3, 2009
1. Quantrill's Raid on Shawneetown Marker
Inscription. A band of Confederate guerrillas led by William Quantrill corraled the residents of Shawneetown into the square at this site. A majority of the town's buildings and homes were looted and set on fire nearly destroying the town. Thirteen persons were injured and two citizens murdered during this Civil War raid.

Placed through private contributions
to the
Historic Marker Commission

 
Erected 1987 by Shawnee Chamber of Commerce.
 
Location. 39° 1.385′ N, 94° 42.939′ W. Marker is in Shawnee, Kansas, in Johnson County. Marker is at the intersection of Johnson Drive and Barton Street, on the right when traveling west on Johnson Drive. Touch for map. This marker is on the northeast corner of Johnson Drive & Barton Street at the Shawnee City Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11110 Johnson Drive, Shawnee KS 66203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pleasant View Veterans' Memorial (approx. half a mile away); California Road (approx. mile away); Fort Leavenworth Military Road (approx. mile away); The Development of the Kansas City area Frontier Trails Network
Quantrill's Raid on Shawneetown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, July 3, 2009
2. Quantrill's Raid on Shawneetown Marker
This photo shows the American Legion "Avenue of Flags" along Johnson Drive for the 4th of July holiday.
(approx. mile away); Wagonmaster's House (approx. mile away); Gum Springs (approx. mile away); Westport - Santa Fe Trail - Oregon / California Trail (approx. mile away); Campbell Home (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shawnee.
 
Also see . . .
1. Shawnee Visitor's & Convention Bureau. This is the official link to the City of Shawnee Visitor's Bureau (Submitted on July 4, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 

2. William Quantrill. Link about the exploits of William Quantrill including the Shawneetown raid in October of 1862. (Submitted on July 4, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Quantrill's Raid on Shawneetown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, July 3, 2009
3. Quantrill's Raid on Shawneetown Marker
Photo shot towards the Shawnee City Hall with the marker in the foreground.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 2,145 times since then and 93 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 4, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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