Osawatomie ōˌsəwŏtˈəmē, ŏsˌə– [key], city (1990 pop. 4,590), Miami co., E Kans., on the Marais des Cygnes River; founded 1855 by the New England Emigrant Aid Company, inc. 1883. The town, once a station on the Underground Railroad, has a memorial park that contains the cabin where John Brown lived in 1856.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2024, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: U.S. Political Geography