Campbell Home

Campbell Home (HMYND)

Location: Shawnee, KS 66203 Johnson County
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N 39° 1.347', W 94° 41.73'

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First Home In Merriam

In 1864 David Gee Campbell finally found his safe haven at this site, after dodging threats from the Missourians and danger from Quantrill's raiders in Shawnee.

This valley reminded Campbell of his Tennessee home and his Scottish roots.

Originally named for him, Campbelltown did not become Merriam until long after Campbell's work with the Ft Scott & Gulf Railroad and his donation of land for blacksmith and other businesses.

Burned in 1891, this structure was rebuilt to a similar plan in 1893. The basement is the original from the 1860's.
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Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 5:23pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 353225 N 4320635
Decimal Degrees39.02245000, -94.69550000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 1.347', W 94° 41.73'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 1' 20.82" N, 94° 41' 43.80" W
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Area Code(s)913, 785, 816
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9400 Johnson Dr, Shawnee KS 66203, US
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