Leavenworth in Leavenworth County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
After passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, May 30, 1864, this area was swiftly settled. The county was organized in 1855, taking its name from Gen. Henry Leavenworth who established the nearby fort in 1827.
In a county seat war, Leavenworth was victor over its rivals Kickapoo and Delaware in 1857. At first county offices were located in the city hall. The first courthouse building, completed on this site in 1873, was destroyed by fire in 1911. The replacement structure, built in 1912, was remodeled in 1951.
Erected 1968 by Leavenworth Historical Society.
Location. 39° 18.861′ N, 94° 54.728′ W. Marker is in Leavenworth, Kansas, in Leavenworth County. Marker is on Walnut Street near 4th Street (U.S. 73), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is near the main entrance to the county courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Walnut Street, Leavenworth KS 66048, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Leavenworth County War Memorial (here, next to this marker); World War and All War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Quartzite Boulder (within shouting distance of this marker); Leavenworth County World War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); First Presbyterian Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Leavenworth Public Library (about 700 feet away); Cyclone Carry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Manufacturing Metropolis of the Midwest (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Leavenworth.
Also see . . .
1. Leavenworth County, Kansas. (Submitted on September 2, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Leavenworth County Historical Society. (Submitted on September 2, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Leavenworth County in Blackmar's 1912 Cyclopedia. (Submitted on September 2, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Man-Made Features • Politics • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 250 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.