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The Underground Railroad in Cass County

The State Historical Society of Iowa's collections include county-level inventories of people and places associated with the Underground Railroad. The following have been identified as associated with the Underground Railroad in Cass County:

INVENTORY OF PEOPLE
ABOLITIONISTS
Case, Hosea O.Lewis vicinity
Douthit, Rev. Wm.Grove City
Kirk, Rev. John R.Grove City
ASSOCIATED WITH JOHN BROWN
Barnett, DavidGrove City
Mills, Oliver*Lewis vicinity
CONDUCTORS/STATION AGENTS
Barnett, DavidGrove City
Baxter, James M.Cass Township
Baxter, EuphemiaCass Township
Bradshaw, JeremiahLewis vicinity
Coe, J. H.Lewis vicinity
Gridley, AmosLewis vicinity
Hitchcock, Rev. George B.*Lewis vicinity; Congregational
Mills, Oliver*Lewis vicinity
Shinn, Rev. MosesLewis vicinity; Methodist
Wissler, HenryLewis vicinity
INVENTORY OF PLACES
Grove City townsiteGrove City is no longer in existence
Nishnabotna Ferry HouseNational Register of Historic Places #00001676
Rev. George A. Hitchcock HouseNational Register of Historic Places #77000500

Asterisk (*) indicates the individual has been researched by the Iowa Freedom Trail Project and a biographical form is on file at the State Historical Research Center in Des Moines.

For additional info visit the SHSI Underground RR in Iowa Collection online.

Transcribed and contributed January, 2018.