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Lane County was organized on June 3, 1886, by Richard Deighton; Thomas Hahn; Joshua Wheatcroft; John Schiereck; and William Walker. The county was named for James H. Lane and contains the town of Dighton. The town of Dighton was named for Richard Deighton, the surveyor who came in 1878 with four homesteaders claiming the four quarters that constituted Dighton.


County Seat: Dighton, Kansas

Date organized: June 3, 1886

County History:

History of Lane County on Kansaspedia 

Historic Landmarks, State, National:

  1. Pottorff Archeological Site
  2. Dighton Opera House
  3. Lake Scott State Park

County Historical Society:

  1. Lane County Historical Museum 333 N. Main Dighton, Kansas 620-397-5652
  2. Lane County Historical Society on Facebook

Websites about the county

  1. City of Dighton, Kansas
  2. Lane County Library