Place:Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States


NameLeavenworth
Alt namesLeavenworth Citysource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS20010791
New Townsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS20010791
TypeCity
Coordinates39.308°N 94.923°W
Located inLeavenworth, Kansas, United States     (1854 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Leavenworth is the county seat and largest city of Leavenworth County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 35,251. Located on the west bank of the Missouri River. The site of Fort Leavenworth, built in 1827, the city became known in American history for its role as a key supply base in the settlement of the American West. It is important in nineteenth-century African-American history. During the American Civil War, many volunteers joined the Union Army from Leavenworth. It was the destination of numerous African-American refugee slaves who escaped from Missouri and other slave states. The city has been notable as the location of several prisons, particularly the United States Disciplinary Barracks and United States Penitentiary, Leavenworth.

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