J. B. Mahaffie House
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
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Location: 1100 Kansas City Rd., Olathe, Kansas
Coordinates: 38°53′31″N 94°48′4″W / 38.89194°N 94.80111°W / 38.89194; -94.80111Coordinates: 38°53′31″N 94°48′4″W / 38.89194°N 94.80111°W / 38.89194; -94.80111
Built/Founded: 1857
Governing body: Private
Added to NRHP: August 29, 1977
NRHP Reference#: 77000583[1]

The Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site, locally known as the Mahaffie farmstead, is located in Olathe, Kansas. The house was originally a stop along the Oregon and California Trails, which originated in nearby Westport, Missouri. The house's heyday came with large numbers of westbound travelers of the 1860s.

The house has now been converted into a museum and gift shop. It is situated on almost 40 acres (160,000 m²) of land. It frequently hosts American Civil War reenactments, with a focus on events connected to Bleeding Kansas and bushwhackers. There is also an in-house blacksmith and other various era-specific artisans.

The original farm was founded by James Beatty Mahaffie and his wife Lucinda, in 1858. They ran it until 1870 and stayed on the farm until 1886.

The Mahaffies left their name not only on the museum, but on a street in Olathe, Mahaffie Elementary School, and on a recent subdivision.

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  1. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. http://www.nr.nps.gov/. 

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