Lane County, Kansas
Lane County Courthouse in Dighton
Location within the U.S. state of Kansas
Kansas's location within the U.S.
|Founded||March 20, 1873|
|Named for||James H. Lane|
|• Total||718 sq mi (1,860 km2)|
|• Land||717 sq mi (1,860 km2)|
|• Water||0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 0.03%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||2.4/sq mi (0.9/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Lane County (standard abbreviation: LE) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 2,150 people lived there. This makes it the county with the third lowest number of people living in it in Kansas. The county seat is Dighton, the only city in the county. The county was named after James H. Lane. He was a leader of the Jayhawker abolitionist movement, and he was one of the first U.S. Senators from Kansas.
History[change | change source]
19th century[change | change source]
In 1873, Lane County was created.
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People[change | change source]
|U.S. Decennial Census|
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Presidential elections[change | change source]
Lane County has been very Republican throughout its history. It voted for Democratic candidates only five times in presidential elections from 1888 to the present. The last time a Democrat won the county was in 1964 by Lyndon B. Johnson.
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References[change | change source]
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on August 6, 2011. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Government Printing Office. p. 180.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
- "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
- "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
- "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
- "Map of Wet and Dry Counties". Alcoholic Beverage Control, Kansas Department of Revenue. November 2004. Archived from the original on 2007-10-08. Retrieved 2007-01-21.
More reading[change | change source]
- Early Lane County History: 12,000 B.C. - A.D. 1884; Ellen May Stanley; Mennonite Press; 1993.
- Standard Atlas of Lane County, Kansas; Geo. A. Ogle & Co; 62 pages; 1920.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Lane County, Kansas.|
- Lane County Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT
- Kansas Highway Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT
- Kansas Railroad Maps: Current, 1996, 1915, KDOT and Kansas Historical Society