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Henry Hiatt House Site, Twin Mound

The Henry Hiatt House Site is nominated for its associatio nwith Henry Hiatt, a documented abolitionist and conductor on the UGRR.  Born into a Quaker family in 1815, Hiatt migrated to the Kansas Territory with his family in 1856, settling first at Bloomington, then, in 1857 or 1858, at Mound City.   While residing at this second location that Hiatt later recalled escorting fugitive slaves to Topeka where he delivered them into the safe keeping of John Ritchie of that city.  Today the site of the second Hiatt homestead is included in a formal tour of the UGRR sites and is featured in a permanent UGRR exhibit at the Wakarusa Vallery Heritage Museum.

Visitor Information: Currently not open to public.

Location: Twin Mound Kansas, County Road 1023, Marion Township, Douglas County, Douglas, 66047

National Park Unit: No

Ownership: Bernie Faust

Location Type: Site

UGRR Operatives: Henry Hiatt

Religious Denominations: Quaker