Edward D. Holton (1815 to 1892)

Section 27, block 10, Lots 3 and 4

One of the city’s leading businessmen, Holton was involved in retailing, land speculation, railroads, banking and insurance. He was very active in abolitionist causes and helped organize the Wisconsin Liberty Party in 1842 and the Republican Party in 1854. The city of Holton, Kansas was named after him by Wisconsinites who settled there.

Edward D. Holton (1815 to 1892)