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Leavenworth County, Kansas

Date Established: August 25, 1855
Date Organized:
Location: Kansas map showing location of Leavenworth County
County Seat: Leavenworth
Origin of Name: In honor of Gen. Henry Leavenworth (1783-1834), U.S. Army. Leavenworth, directed to establish a military post on the east bank of the Missouri River near the confluence of the Little Platte, instead selected a site on high ground on the west bank to establish Cantonment Leavenworth, later renamed Fort Leavenworth.
Cities & Townships
PlacePopulation (2010 census)
Alexandria Township  882 
Bonner Springs (city) 
Delaware Township  1,019 
Easton Township  1,131 
Fairmount Township  8,788 
High Prairie Township  2,002 
Kickapoo Township  1,770 
Lansing (city)  11,265 
Leavenworth (city)  35,251 
Reno Township  1,398 
Sherman Township  2,635 
Stranger Township  4,363 
Tonganoxie Township  5,717 
Total population: 76,227 

Township map of Leavenworth County, 2000
Population:
1860 (12,606)
1870 (32,444)
1880 (32,355)
1890 (38,485)
1900 (40,940)
1910 (41,207)
1920 (38,402)
1930 (42,673)
1940 (41,112)
1950 (42,361)
1960 (48,524)
1970 (53,340)
1980 (54,809)
1990 (64,371)
2000 (68,691)
2010 (76,227)
Other Resources: Post offices in Leavenworth County
Cemeteries in Leavenworth County, As of 1906
Newspapers Available on Microfilm
Townships and Independent Cities in Leavenworth County
Bibliography
Kansas Memory
Links to Other Sites: Leavenworth County page [Blue Skyways]
Leavenworth County GenWeb
Early Kansas Maps [KanColl]
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