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As originally formed, Leavenworth County was a river district. By the creation of Wyandotte County, its southeastern portion was cut off, leaving the Missouri River for its northeastern boundary merely. Leavenworth is one of the flourishing northeastern counties of Kansas and has an area of 455 square miles.

There is an abundance of timber and rolling prairie land, and the whole surface of the county is well watered by streams or living springs. Good well water is obtained at a depth of from fifteen to twenty-five feet. Stranger Creek enters the county of way of Easton Township, flows in a generally southerly direction through Alexandria, the southwest corner of High Prairie, through Stranger and Sherman townships, and empties into the Kansas River. Its tributaries, the Little Stranger, Tonganoxie, Nine Mile creeks, drain much of the territory further east and southwest. Kickapoo, High Prairie, Leavenworth and Delaware townships, in the northeastern part of the county, are also drained by multitudes of smaller streams flowing into the Missouri River.

County Seat: Leavenworth, Kansas

Date organized:1855

County History:

  1. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas, Leavenworth County 
  2. History of Leavenworth County Kansas

Historic Landmarks, State, National:

  1. County Landmarks and historical Register information on Wikipedia 
  2. Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary
  3. Fort Leavenworth  | Facebook 
  4. Little Stranger Church & Cemetery | Facebook

County Historical Society:

Leavenworth County Historical Society Blog 

Websites about the county:

  1. Leavenworth County Government  | Facebook 
  2. City of Leavenworth,Kansas | Facebook 
  3. City of Tonganoxie, Kansas  | Facebook 
  4. City of Lansing, Kansas  | Facebook 
  5. City of Basehor, Kansas | Facebook 
  6. City of Bonner Springs