Madison County was located on a very active section of the Underground Railroad in southwestern Iowa. Here in our vicinity, the active Underground Railroad years were from 1857 through 1862. The work here did not involve a railroad, as the railroad didn’t arrive in Madison County until after the need to assist Freedom Seekers ended.

For much more information about the Underground Railroad in Madison County, with known Freedom Seekers, local abolitionists, stations and station agents, and routes, visit