Quindaro, Kansas

Quindaro, Kansas (HM1BDZ)

Location: Kansas City, KS 66104 Wyandotte County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 8.944', W 94° 39.554'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 205 views
Inscription

1857 1862

— A Kansas City, Kansas Historic Site —

Near this site was located the historic town of Quindaro, founded in 1856 as a port-of-entry for free-soil immigrants into Kansas. The principal founder was Abelard Guthrie, who named the town for his Wyandotte Indian wife, Nancy Quindaro Brown. Other proprietors included Joel Walker, S.N. Simpson, Vincent J. Lane, Charles Robinson, and Sylvester Storrs. The townsite stretched from 17th [Street] to 42nd Street and from Parallel [Parkway] to the Missouri River. The Missouri River was then west of the present location, exposing a rock ledge that formed a natural levee for steamboat landings. The main street of the town was intended to be Kansas Avenue, now 27th Street, but it was never cut through to the river.

The town boomed for three years, with much of the building occurring in the valley leading to the levee. Quindaro became a station on the Underground Railway, with slaves escaping from Platte county crossing the river in small boats and secret runs of the Parkville-Quindaro Ferry. The runaways hid with local farmers before taking the long trek to Nebraska and freedom. With the outbreak of the Civil War the town was abandoned by most of the inhabitants. The young men enlisted and their families moved to Wyandotte City for safety. The town's incorporation was revoked by the Kansas State legislature in 1862 and the site was never fully revitalized. Even the ruins have now disappeared.
Details
HM NumberHM1BDZ
Tags
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 5:46pm PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 356621 N 4334629
Decimal Degrees39.14906667, -94.65923333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 8.944', W 94° 39.554'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 8' 56.64" N, 94° 39' 33.24" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)913
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3440 N 27th St, Kansas City KS 66104, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. Who or what organization placed the marker?
  10. This marker needs at least one picture.
  11. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  12. Is the marker in the median?