Friday, November 3, 2017

Settler Disputes with Land Companies and the Burr Conspiracy

A map showing ownership of parcels by various companies and individuals

Crawford County does not have much of a history of domestic strife. The county was largely unsettled during the time of the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 never touched the county, and political conflict never erupted into violence as Bleeding Kansas did. There is, however, one instance of a domestic dispute that divided the region for nearly thirty years toward the end of the 1800s.