The Daniel Kaufman House in Boiling Springs was built in 1880. Kaufman was an Underground Railroad agent from 1835-1847. He was sued in 1847 by a Maryland slave-owner and fined $4,000 in 1852.
Kaufman used his barn and a nearby wooded area to conceal fugitive slaves passing through the region. He would also supply food and transportation.
Historic Marker: An on-site marker reads "An Underground Railroad agent from 1835 to 1847, when he was sued by a Maryland slave owner. He was ultimately fined $4,000 in 1852, in a case that drew wide attention. Kaufman had provided food and transportation to fugitive slaves passing through this area; his barn and a densely wooded area nearby furnished shelter. In 1845, Kaufman laid out the village of Boiling Springs, and he built his 301 Front Street home in 1880."
Please note: Private Residence, Drive-by Only