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Miami County is located in the eastern tier of counties, next to Missouri, and in the second tier south from the Kansas River. It is bounded on the north by Johnson County, on the east by Missouri, south by Linn County, and west by Franklin County. When organized the county was named Lykins, in honor of David Lykins, long a resident of the county, and member of the first Territorial Council. The first Legislature of the Territory passed an act in 1855, bounding Lykins County as follows:"Beginning at the southeast corner of Johnson County, thence south twenty-four(24) miles, thence west twenty-four (24) miles, thence north twenty-four(24) miles to the southwest corner of Johnson County, thence east twenty-four (24) miles to the place of the beginning." Lykins County, as thus defined, was twenty -four miles square, and contained 368,640 acres.


County Seat: Paola, Kansas

Date organized:1856

County History:

Cutler's History of the State of Kansas, Miami County 

Historic Landmarks, State, National:

John Brown Museum State Historical Site

County Historical Society:

Miami county Historical Museum  | Facebook 

Websites about the county:

  1. Miami County Government 
  2. City of Paola, Kansas 
  3. City of Louisburg, Kansas 
  4. City of Osawatomie, Kansas 
  5. City of Spring Hill, Kansas