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Cass County: Lewis
GPS Coordinates: 41.303266 by -95.103483
George B. Hitchcock House - Underground Railroad
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This house was a station on the Underground Railroad. It was built of sandstone from a local quarry in 1856 and is now on the National Register of Historic Places. George Hitchcock was a Congregational minister and active in helping fugitive slaves to freedom. The house is located one mile west and 1/2 mile south of Lewis. It is off Nishna Valley Road which runs west out of Lewis. Call 712 769-2323 for information about tours. Photos taken 5/16/09.