Leavenworth in Leavenworth County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Oldest City in Kansas
Leavenworth was founded in June, 1854, although it was not incorporated until the following summer. During the territorial struggle which flared between proslavery and Free-State forces, the city was the scene of many incidents which contributed to the reputation of “Bleeding Kansas.”
At this location Leavenworth’s first municipally-owned city building, the Market House, was opened in 1858. City business was conducted on the second floor. Merchants, including several butchers, operated stalls – renting for 30 dollars a year – on the first floor.
The present City Hall was built in 1924.
Erected 1968 by Leavenworth Historical Society.
Location. 39° 19.158′ N, 94° 54.928′ W. Marker is in Leavenworth, Kansas, in Leavenworth County. Marker is on 5th Street north of Shawnee Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at the base of the flag pole in front of City Hall's main entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 North 5th Street, Leavenworth KS 66048, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Replica of the Statue of Liberty (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Lincoln The Star of the West Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); The Star of the West (within shouting distance of this marker); Heritage Court / Celebration of the Midwest Family (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Davis Funeral Chapel (about 500 feet away); Freedom Tree (about 500 feet away); Leavenworth Masonic Building Association (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Leavenworth.
Also see . . .
1. City of Leavenworth Official Website. (Submitted on February 13, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Leavenworth County, Kansas. (Submitted on February 13, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
3. History of Leavenworth, Kansas. (Submitted on February 13, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 234 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.