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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.