Leavenworth County Kansas


    Leavenworth County
    is situated in Northeast Kansas. The county
    seat and most populous city is Leavenworth.

    Leavenworth County was created on August 30, 1866 from
    free territory and one of the 33 counties which were formed by the first
    territorial government. Leavenworth
    is named after Henry Leavenworth, an officer in the War of 1812.

    Leavenworth is a community of
    roughly 35,000 residents situated in the rolling hills of northeastern Kansas on the Missouri River.
    Leavenworth is on the outer edge of the Kansas City metro area and is the home of Army’s Fort Veterans
    Affairs Medical
    Center, the County’s Federal
    Penitentiary, Saint Mary College
    and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

    Leavenworth is a small town, historic
    ambiance with easy access to the amenities of a larger city. Downtown Leavenworth still
    contains many buildings that were in the early 1900’s and vintage properties
    are scattered throughout the community.

    Leavenworth became the first city in Kansas when it was established in 1854. The
    city served as the springboard for the settlement of the rest of the state and
    the support base for the opening of the West. As Leavenworth develops, businesses and
    factories thrived and stately homes were constructed to house the families
    whose wealth grew as the city grew. Leavenworth
    was the industrial center of Kansas.
    The City possesses a historic wayside walking and driving tour honoring the
    notable events and locations in the community. 

    For Leavenworth is recognized as the “Post that opened the
    West” and the City if the “First City incorporated in the state of Kansas.” The City offer shopping in the
    Historic Riverfront Downtown and also modern mall and shopping districts. The
    City also has affordable motels for visitors and experience the friendly
    hometown hospitality.

    Lansing, Kansas

    Quick Facts

    Population: 11,265 (2010)

    Zip code: 66043

    Where to go: Clinton State Park, Clark State
    Park, and Weston Bend State Park
    Natural History Museum, Kansas City Zoo, Saint Francis De Dales Church & Worlds of
    Fun

    Lansing’s founding father, William Lansing
    Taylor who studied both law and medicine. Taylor
    was involved in ventures in Missouri
    when the Civil War began. He entered the Seventh Missouri Infantry. Then after,
    he was arrested and taken as prisoner. He then became the hospital steward at
    the new state penitentiary in Kansas.

    The city was incorporated in 1959. Lansing’s population has catapulted by nearly
    2,000 inhabitants every ten years. In 1960, Lansing was composed of 1,261 individuals.
    The City was termed a “The City with a Future” as a result of its rapid and
    steady growth.

    Most currently, Lansing
    was placed 88 in the top 100 of Money Magazine’s 2007 list of best places to
    live.

    A tour in the city, visitors can roam around the parks lie Clinton State Park,
    Clark State
    Park
    , and Weston
    Bend State
    Park
    and enjoy the facilities offered by them.
    Wild life aficionados can take a trip to the Kansas City Zoo. Saint Francis De
    Dales Church is a beautiful church sited in the city.  Tourist can also join in the local festival
    Lansing Daze in June every year.

     

    Tonganoxie, Kansas

    Quick Facts

    Population: 4,996 (2010)

    Zip code: 66086

    Where to go: Helen’s Hilltops,
    Tunas Tavern, Vintage Soap & Bath and V&S Pelzl Variety Store.

    Tonganoxie is a welcoming little city
    situated in Leavenworth County, in northeast Kansas,
    from Kansas City to Lawrence, Kansas.

    The city is a
    growing community with all the benefits of close proximity to a major urban
    center and a great university town. 
    However the city stayed far enough removed to retain a unique small town
    flavor and attitude. The citizens are friendly and quick to assist their
    neighbors. 

    Tonganoxie was named after a Delaware
    Indian, Chief Tonganoxie. The Chief Tonganoxie Lodge, which was built in 1835,
    was a stop over for mail and passengers traveling through the area. Eventually
    the Government took over the land and sold it to the Union Pacific Railroad.

    Tonganoxie was named in honor of
    Delaware Indian, Chief Tonganoxie. The Chief Tonganoxie Lodge which was
    constructed in 1935 and serve as a stop over for mail and passengers roving
    through the area.  In the long run, the
    Government took over the land and sold it to the Union Pacific Railroad.

    Tourists can visit Tonganoxie and
    drive down the flourishing, historic main street will find an improvement,
    progressed community with a firm sense of small-town pride- bounded by
    beautiful countryside.


    Basehor, Kansas

    Quick Facts

    Population: 2,238 (2000)

    Zip code: 66007

    Where to go: Falcon Lakes Golf
    Course, Whispers, Memories Under Glass, Collins Co and Connie’s Floral Gifts
    & Acces

    Basehor, Kansas,
    located in Leavenworth
    County
    , was founded in
    1889 by Ephraim Basehor and his brother Reuben. They both were of Pennsylvania
    Dutch descent and came to Kansas
    in 1854. After living in Lawrence
    for a time, Ephraim began working as a hired hand for an area farmer. He
    eventually bought the farm and other land holdings in the area.

    The year 1889 marks the real beginning of the town of Basehor. The City has
    become known for its lovely residential neighborhoods, beautiful park and
    excellent schools. Over the past several years, the City has benefited from the
    addition of retail and office developments. With its convenient location to two
    major interstates and its small town atmosphere, Basehor will continue to grow
    in the years to come. As a resident or a visitor enjoy the tranquility of
    small-town America.


    Lindwood, Kansas

    Quick Facts

    Population: 375(2000)

    Zip code: 66052

    Where to go:

    Linwood belongs in Leavenworth
    County, in the Kansas City metro.

    The community was termed for the linden trees growing here. Some
    people perceive that Linwood got its name because of Senator Wiliam A. Harris’ admiration
    for the linwood trees. Kansas Historical Collections documented that the town
    of Stranger has
    its name modified to Linwood by Senator Harris because of his great appreciation
    for the linwood trees that were plentiful in the vicinity of Stranger Creek.

    Linwood Kansas is a small, rural
    city in Kansas
    with only a few hundred homes.  Linwood
    did not used to be called Linwood. The early name was Journeycake, after
    Charles Journeycake who was the last Delaware
    chief. The old Linwood
    Town
    was a flourishing small
    town but there were so many Linwood floods that forced inhabitants to move out
    of the old town.

    Linwood is a very small, rural city with only a few ventures, a
    few churches, government and community buildings and a gas station. Most infrastructures
    and houses in Linwood are old. The most famous buildings in Linwood is listed
    in the KS
     National Registry of Historic places.

    Easton, Kansas

    Quick Facts

    Population: 362 (2000)

    Zip code: 66020

    Where to go: Easton Kansas Bed
    and Breakfast & Skydiving in Easton

    Easton is a city in Leavenworth County
    that belongs to Kansas City
    metro area.
    The community was
    named in honor of Lucan J. Eastin. The City is an area historical tornado
    activity is above Kansas
    state average. It’s about 194% than the overall U.S. average.
    Easton per capita income was $12,751 as to
    $21,587 nationally according to 2000 census.

    Visitors and families can give themselves a
    time out this week and treat themselves to a day out on-the town. If people are
    in the mood to do some shopping, catch a movie, house searching or even enjoy
    the great outdoors we’ve obtain the hook up on homes for sale, movie times and
    other cool entertainment and recreation choices around Easton area.


    Bonner
    Springs
    , Kansas

    Bonner Springs is a river city that belongs in Johnson, Wyandotte and Leavenworth
    counties in Kansas.