1856 Valentin Gerth Cabin

(785) 304-2810
Southeast Trego Road, Greeley, KS 66033
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See first hand Anderson County's ties with the Civil War. Eleven slaves freed Dec. 28, 1858 by John Brown and his men from Vernon County, MO, were known to have been hidden in the Greeley area. A baby boy, John Brown Daniels, son of escaped slave Jane Daniels, was born about two miles northwest of Greeley. There is strong evidence to support that these slaves had hidden under the Gerth cabin for a time. Valentin Gerth, originally from Germany, was one of Greeley's first settlers and built this later infamous cabin. Gerth was greeted by the Pottawatomie Indians before the government forced the tribe to move north of Topeka in 1848. The cabin has been moved to the city of Greeley from its original site and is available for tours by calling (785) 867-2966.

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