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Kansas Historical Marker

Battle Of Hickory Point (2 Locations)

Kansas State Historical Marker
Jefferson County
Osage Road near Dunavant, Jefferson County
US-59, Jefferson County
Roadside turnout, 5 miles north of Oskaloosa

      In September 1856, a band of Proslavery men sacked Grasshopper Falls (Valley Falls) and terrorized the vicinity. On the 13th, the Free-State leader James H. Lane with a small company besieged a party of raiders in log buildings at Hickory Point, about one-half mile west of this marker.