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Leavenworth County, Kansas

66027, 66048

"First City of Kansas"

Page Contents for Leavenworth, Kansas

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions



Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Kansas state capital is Topeka.
The population of Leavenworth is approximately 35,290 (2004), 35251 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 12,936 (2000), 12256 (2010).
The amount of land area in Leavenworth is 58.816 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.051 sq kilometers.
The distance from Leavenworth to Washington DC is 1016 miles.
The distance to the Kansas state capital is 47 miles. (as the crow flies)
Leavenworth is positioned 39.32 degrees north of the equator and 94.92 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Leavenworth elevation is 900 feet above sea level.
Leavenworth per capita income is $ 18,785 (2000).
Leavenworth median income is $ 40,681 (2000).
The Leavenworth median home price is $ 75,000 (2000).
Leavenworth average annual precipitation is 37 inches peryear.
Leavenworth average annual snowfall is 21 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 27 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 55 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 79 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 58 degrees F.


Just north of Kansas City, Kansas in the northeast portion of Leavenworth County.
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seasonal. Here is a Weather page for Leavenworth.
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History & History Related Items

Fort Leavenworth was established in 1827 by Colonel Henry Leavenworth. It provided protection to the local settlers and also help to the wagon trains heading west. The city of Leavenworth was founded in 1854 and was the first city in Kansas.

In 1966 Fort Leavenworth was designated a Registered National Historic Landmark and a portion of the fort is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Here is a history page for Leavenworth.
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The incorporation of Leavenworth



Noted Notables
Buffalo Bill Cody grew up in Salt Creek Valley. His father was killed while he was young and he would roam the streets of town with his friends. He began working here finally becoming a buffalo hunter for the Kansas Pacific railroad.

Fred Harvey, the restaurateur, purchased a mansion here and lived in it until his death. His famous ""Harvey Houses" employed waitresses he called the "Harvey Girls."

Established in 1827, Ft. Leavenworth, just north of Leavenworth, is the oldest Fort west of the Mississippi River in continuous use.

The "Big House"
The Federal Penitentiary has been the home of many famous prisoners. Their most famous prisoner was Robert Stroud, known in the movies as the "Bird Man of Alcatraz". It's interesting to note that he did all of his bird work here, serving 28 years in Leavenworth, before being transferred to Alcatraz. Nazi prisoners were also kept here for a time. "Rocky" Graziano got his start in boxing while incarcerated here.

Prison information page

National Fred Harvey Museum,br> 624 Olive Street
Leavenworth, KS 66048

Frontier Army Museum

Parker Carousel Museum
320 S. Esplanade
Leavenworth, KS 66048
Phone: 913-682-1331

An Attractions page for the Leavenworth area.

First City Museum
743 Delaware St.
Leavenworth, KS
Phone: 913-682-1866

See this page for some interesting facts about Leavenworth and Fort Leavenworth.

Wagga Wagga, Australia - a sister city to Leavenworth.
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Economy & Industry

mainly focused on the prisons and businesses that support them in some way.
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Leavenworth City Government

City of Leavenworth
100 North 5th Street
Leavenworth, KS 66048
Phone: (913) 682-9201

Leavenworth is the county seat of Leavenworth County. Leavenworth has a Commission/Manager form of government.

Leavenworth Chamber

Leavenworth-Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce
518 Shawnee
P.O. Box 44
Leavenworth, Kansas 66048
Phone: (913) 682-4112
Fax: (913) 682-8170

Leavenworth Community Events

Community Events

Leavenworth Organizations

Leavenworth-Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce
518 Shawnee
P.O. Box 44
Leavenworth, Kansas 66048
Phone: (913) 682-4112
Fax: (913) 682-8170

Leavenworth Libraries

Leavenworth Public Library
Phone: 913-682-5666
Fifth & Spruce Streets
Leavenworth, KS 66048

Leavenworth Schools

West Middle School
1901 Spruce St.
Leavenworth, Kansas 66048
Phone: 913-684-1520

Leavenworth High School
2012 10th Avenue
Leavenworth, Kansas 66048
Phone: (913) 684-1550
Fax: 913-684-1555

Leavenworth Public School District, 200 North 4th Street
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 66048 Phone: 913-684-1400

Muncie Elementary School
541 Muncie Road
P.O. Box 354
Leavenworth, Kansas 66048
Phone: (913) 727-6070


Kansas City Kansas Community College
211 Cherokee Street
Leavenworth, Kansas 66048
Phone: 913-651-2111
The Leavenworth Center, a branch campus of Kansas City Kansas Community College, provides courses for college students seeking associates degrees and specialized training. It serves more than 1000 students annually.

Saint Mary College
4100 South Fourth Street
Leavenworth, KS 66048-5082
Phone: (913) 682-5151
Fax: (913) 758-6140 Leavenworth


The City of Leavenworth population was:
1970 - 25,147
1980 - 35,068
1990 - 38,495
1994 - 39,441
1996 - 39,431
2000 - 35,420
2004 - 35,290
The City's population includes the entire military reservation of Fort Leavenworth. The Federal Maximum Security Prison and the Military Maximum Security Disciplinary Barracks (Military Prison) are both located in the city of Leavenworth.

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