The Camp Creek Cemetery is the final resting place of Barbara Ann Kagy Mayhew Bradway, who was involved in the Underground Railroad in Nebraska. It is located six miles south and three miles east of Nebraska City in Otoe County. Camp Creek Cemetery was founded in1866, when a pioneer of the area, George F. Lee, donated one acre of land for its creation. The cemetery was named Camp Creek Cemetery after the stream that ran nearby. Barbara Mayhew Bradway was the sister of John H. Kagi, a vital part of the Underground Railroad in Nebraska. John Kagi was John Brown‟s trusted friend and was a part of the famous raid on Harper‟s Ferry. It is well documented that Barbara Bradway and her first husband, Allen Mayhew, assisted John Kagi and John Brown when they were transporting twelve African Americans along the Underground Railroad. The Mayhews provided refuge and food to the freedom seekers at their cabin in Nebraska City, which is currently listed on the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom and the National Register of Historic Places.
Visitor Information: Currently open to public.
Location: CCamp Creek Cemetery, 70th & P Road, Nebraska City, 68410
National Park Unit: No
Ownership: Lucille Sharp
Location Type: Site