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Leavenworth

Leavenworth County,

Kansas

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"First City of Kansas"


The Kansas state capital is Topeka.


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Zip Codes

66027, 66048

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Statistics & Facts

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 land area in Leavenworth is sq. miles.
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 miscellany.

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Location

Leavenworth location: Just north of Kansas City, Kansas in the northeast portion of Leavenworth County.

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Climate & Weather

The weather in Leavenworth is seasonal. Here is a Weather page for Leavenworth.
Leavenworth average annual precipitation is 37 inches per year.
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.

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History & History Related Items

Leavenworth history:

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.
The incorporation date of Leavenworth: 1854

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Leavenworth Attractions:

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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

Leavenworth economy: mainly focused on the prisons and businesses that support them in some way.
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