Place:Leavenworth, Kansas, United States

NameLeavenworth
Alt namesLeavenworthsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
LVsource: Wikipedia
TypeCounty
Coordinates39.233°N 95.033°W
Located inKansas, United States     (1855 - )
See alsoWyandotte, Kansas, United StatesChild county (1859)
Contained Places
Historical city
Wyandotte ( 1857 - 1859 )
Historical inhabited place
Alexandria ( 1854 - ? )
Delaware ( 1854 - ? )
Quindaro ( 1857 - 1859 )
Inhabited place
Bain City
Basehor
Cochrane
East Fairmount
Easton ( 1855 - )
Ettenson
Fairmount ( 1864 - )
Fall Leaf
Five Points
Hiatt
Highland
Hoge
Jarbalo
Kickapoo ( 1854 - )
Lansing
Leavenworth ( 1854 - )
Lenape ( 1867 - )
Linwood ( 1867 - )
Little Kaw
Lowemont
Mahon
Maltby
Maywood
Millwood
Reno
Richardson
South Basehor
Springdale
Stone
Tonganoxie ( 1866 - )
Wadsworth
Xavier
Military base
Fort Leavenworth ( 1827 - )
Township
Alexandria (township) ( 1855 - )
Delaware (township) ( 1855 - )
Easton (township) ( 1859 - )
Fairmount (township) ( 1867 - )
High Prairie ( 1867 - )
Kickapoo (township) ( 1855 - )
Leavenworth (township) ( 1855 - ? )
Quindaro (township) ( 1858 - 1859 )
Reno (township) ( 1869 - )
Sherman ( 1869 - )
Stranger (township) ( 1859 - )
Tonganoxie (township) ( 1867 - )
Wyandotte (township) ( 1855 - 1859 )

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County of Leavenworth

Leavenworth is a county situated in the northeastern part of the state of Kansas, United States of America. The county seat and largest city in the county is also named Leavenworth. The county is bounded on the north by the county of Atchison, on the east by the state of Missouri (including the county of Platte) and county of Wyandotte, on the south by the counties of Johnson and Douglas, and on the west by the county of Jefferson. The Missouri river forms part of the northeastern boundary, and the Kansas river forms the southern boundary.

History

Leavenworth was one of the first 33 counties erected, on 25 August 1855, by the first legislative Assembly of the territory of Kansas. It was named after Fort Leavenworth, so called for Gen. Henry H. Leavenworth who established it. The original county of Leavenworth embraced all of the Delaware trust lands that were ceded to the United States by the treaty of 1854; also, the Delaware Indian reserve and the diminished reserve, the Muncie lands, a small part of the Kickapoo lands, the U.S. miltary reservation of Fort Leavenworth, and the Wyandotte lands. By act of the territorial legislature, approved 29 January 1859, the county of Wyandotte was cut out of the southeast corner of the county and included what was originally embraced in the Wyandotte Indian reserve.

The county commissioners first met on Friday, 7 September 1855, in the city of Leavenworth. They divided the county into five townships: Kickapoo, Leavenworth, Delaware, Wyandotte, and Alexandria. In 1858, the township of Quindaro was created from a portion of Wyandotte and became a part of the county of Wyandotte the following year. With the creation of Wyandotte county, the county board reorganized the townships, effective 28 February 1859, to be Easton, Kickapoo, Leavenworth, Delaware, Stranger, and Alexandria. The townships of Tonganoxie, Fairmount, and High Prairie were established in 1867, and Reno and Sherman were established in 1869.

Boundaries

The boundaries of the county, as first defined by the first legislative Assembly in section 27 of the Territorial act, were as follows:

Beginning at a point on the southern boundary of Atchison county (before defined in the same act) due north of a point four miles west of Dawson's crossing of the Fort Riley road, on Stranger creek; thence due south to the main channel of Kansas river; thence down said channel to where said channel crosses the channel of the Missouri river; thence up said channel of the Missouri to the southeast corner of Atchison county; thence along the southern boundary to the place of beginning.

The boundaries embraced essentially the present county and the county of Wyandotte, lying south of it. Wyandotte was detached and erected into a separate county in 1859. It included from Leavenworth all of the territory south and east of the boundaries defined, “commencing at a point in the middle of the channel of the Missouri river, where the north line of the Delaware reserve intersects the same, running thence west on said reserve line to the line between ranges 22 and 23, south on said range line to the south boundary of Leavenworth county.” The county of Leavenworth was thus diminished to essentially its present proportions, having its boundaries presently defined:

Beginning at the southeast corner of Atchison county; thence west with the south boundary of Atchison county, to the corner of sections 21, 22, 27 and 28, of township 7 south, of range 20 east; thence south with the section lines between the third and fourth tiers of sections, to the middle of the main channel of the Kansas river; thence down said Kansas river, in the middle of the main channel thereof, to the intersection with the range line between ranges 22 and 23 east; thence north on said range line, to the old Delaware reserve line, the same being the dividing line between the original Delaware reservation and Delaware trust lands; thence east with said reserve line, to the western boundary line of the state of Missouri; thence northerly with said western boundary line of the state of Missouri, to the place of beginning. (G.S. 1868, ch. 24, § 39; Oct. 31; R.S. 1923, 18-152.)

Population

Census Year 1860 1870 1880 1890 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990
Population 12,60632,44432,35538,48540,94041,20738,40242,67341,11242,36148,52453,34054,80964,371
Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Timeline

Date Event Source
1855 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1855 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1855 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1855 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1856 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1887 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Leavenworth County, Kansas, United States

Research Tips


Bibliography

  • Blackmar, Frank W. Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. (Chicago, Illinois: Standard Publishing, 1912). WorldCat
  • Standard atlas of Leavenworth County, Kansas. (Chicago, Illinois: Ogle, 1903). Images. KansasMemory
  • Waite, F.C., and Harold C. Short. Map of Leavenwoth County, Kansas. (1894). Map. Library of Congress
  • [Cutler, William G.] History of the State of Kansas. (Chicago, Illinois: Andreas, 1883). WorldCat KanColl
  • Tuttle, Charles R. A new centennial history of the state of Kansas being a full and complete civil, political and military history of the state, from its earliest settlement to the present time. (Madison, Wisconsin, and Lawrence, Kansas: Inter-state Book, 1876). WorldCat
  • Atlas map of Leavenworth County, Kansas. Also, H. Miles Moore's History of Leavenworth County, Kansas. (s.l.: Missouri Publishing, 1878). Images. KansasMemory

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From Wikipedia

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Leavenworth County (county code LV) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 76,227. Its county seat and most populous city is Leavenworth.

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