The property nominated is the site of the John E. Stewart farm in Douglas County, KS. Methodist minister was a fiery abolitionist. Stewart was a crucial link in UGRR, so crucial that in 1860 Thomas Wentworth Higginson, a Massachusetts minister, abolitionist, and confidante of John Brown, described Stewart as the head of the clandestine operation in Kansas. Stewart's farm became a rendezvous for Free-State men and provided a safe haven for slaves Stewart smuggled out of Missouri before they could be sent on through Nebraska into Iowa and then Chicago or Canada.
Visitor Information: Currently not open to public.
Location: Harmary Acres, 1152 E. 1500 Road, Lawrence, Douglas, 66046
National Park Unit: No
Ownership: Catherine Hess
Location Type: Site