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John E. Stewart Property

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

UGRR Operatives: John E. Stewart,Silas Soule

Religious Denominations: Methodist