Burnt District Monument

The Burnt District Monument at Harrisonville, Missouri, is a memorial erected to the thousands of people whose homes were burned to the ground in the area that was cleared out after the enforcement of General Orders No. 11. Union soldiers and Kansas "Red Legs" torched many houses; others were lost in unattended grass fires. Only the stone chimneys remained. They became known as "Jennison's tombstones," after Jayhawker Charles "Doc" Jennison.

Contact Information

2501 W Wall Street

Harrisonville, MO 64701

Phone: 816-380-4396


Location Type

Interpretive Signs