Humboldt in Allen County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Aunt Polly Crosby's Cabin Site
First Mother of the Church,
Poplar Grove Baptist.
Site of her cabin.
Location. 37° 48.39′ N, 95° 26.723′ W. Marker is in Humboldt, Kansas, in Allen County. Marker is on Sycamore Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is between 1st and 2nd Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Humboldt KS 66748, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Block House Recruiting Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Neosho River Log Town (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Humboldt Underground Railroad (about 600 feet away); O'Brien's Mill (approx. ¼ mile away); Colonel Irvine (approx. half a mile away); Kate Burnett (approx. half a mile away); Civil War Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); 50th Anniversary of Humboldt (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Humboldt.
Regarding Aunt Polly Crosby's Cabin Site. From "Tracing Trails of Blood on Ice" Ceremony, June 10, 2000.
Life long resident and community leader of Humboldt, James Boyd, recounts the story of Aunt Polly Crosslin (later named Crosby) who was one of the earliest black settlers in Humboldt, and
Also see . . . History of Humboldt, Kansas. (Submitted on July 14, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers • Women •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 766 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 14, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.