The Jesse James Farm is where well-known outlaw Jesse James grew up, and it’s rumored to be haunted. Jesse James’ parents moved there in 1842, and Jesse’s and brother Frank’s James Gang terrorized the West from 1860 to 1882, stealing an estimated $200,000. Jesse was killed in 1882 when Bob Ford shot him in the back of the head. He was buried in the side yard but his remains were later moved to Mount Olivet Cemetery. Frank gave himself up, but there was not enough evidence to convict him, so he lived out his life at the farm, later charging visitors for tours. The farm is said to be haunted. Witnesses describe lights in the farmhouse, doors slamming, horse hooves stomping, whispered conversations and much more.
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- 21216 James Farm Road
Kearney, Missouri 64060
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- 39.3924329, -94.32097700000003
- Clay County, Missouri
- Nearest Towns:
- Kearney, MO (2.8 mi.)
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