Discover Baldwin City, KS
Baldwin City is the home of Baker University, the Midland Railroad, and the Maple Leaf Festival. This beautiful college town still features hand-laid brick streets and wonderfully preserved historic homes, as well as high-quality construction in a number of new subdivisions.
Baldwin City was established in 1858 along the Santa Fe Trail and has the oldest university in Kansas. With a population of approximately 7,260, it grows substantially during the school year, resulting in more amenities than usual for a town of it’s size.
Baldwin City History
Baldwin City was established in 1858 along the Santa Fe Trail and has the oldest university in Kansas.
Nearby is the Black Jack Battlefield & Nature Park, and Robert Hall Pearson Park where John Brown, fierce opponent of slavery, led his militia against a pro-slavery force on June 2, 1856. This armed clash, The Battle of Black Jack, is considered by many to have been the first battle of the American Civil War. Tours of this site are available from May to June. Visit their website for more information.