Linn County, Kansas

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Linn County
House built by Charles C. Hadsall at Marais des Cygnes Massacre Site[1]
House built by Charles C. Hadsall at Marais des Cygnes Massacre Site[1]
Map of Kansas highlighting Linn County
Location within the U.S. state of Kansas
Map of the United States highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 38°13′00″N 94°51′00″W / 38.2167°N 94.85°W / 38.2167; -94.85
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedFebruary 26, 1867
Named forLewis F. Linn
SeatMound City
Largest cityPleasanton
Area
 • Total606 sq mi (1,570 km2)
 • Land594 sq mi (1,540 km2)
 • Water12 sq mi (30 km2)  2.0%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2017)
9,726
 • Density16/sq mi (6/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district2nd
WebsiteLinnCountyKS.com

Linn County (county code LN) is a county in east-central Kansas. In 2010, 9,656 people lived there.[2] Its county seat is Mound City.[3] Its biggest city is Pleasanton. The county was named after Lewis F. Linn, a U.S. Senator from Missouri.[4][5]

History[change | change source]

19th century[change | change source]

Explorers in the early 19th century found abandoned mining sites along a creek south of the Marais des Cygnes river. No one knows who the miners were. Early residents of the region decided to call the waterway "Mine Creek."[6]

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 606 square miles (1,570 km2). Of that, 594 square miles (1,540 km2) is land and 12 square miles (31 km2) (2.0%) is water.[7]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18606,336
187012,17492.1%
188015,29825.7%
189017,21512.5%
190016,689−3.1%
191014,735−11.7%
192013,815−6.2%
193013,534−2.0%
194011,969−11.6%
195010,053−16.0%
19608,274−17.7%
19707,770−6.1%
19808,2346.0%
19908,2540.2%
20009,57015.9%
20109,6560.9%
Est. 20179,726[8]0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
1790-1960[10] 1900-1990[11]
1990-2000[12] 2010-2016[2]

Linn County is included in the Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Government[change | change source]

Presidential elections[change | change source]

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results[13]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 78.2% 3,484 16.5% 736 5.3% 234
2012 71.1% 3,177 26.2% 1,170 2.7% 120
2008 66.8% 3,086 30.9% 1,425 2.3% 106
2004 64.3% 3,048 34.4% 1,631 1.3% 62
2000 59.0% 2,513 37.3% 1,587 3.7% 159
1996 49.0% 2,077 37.5% 1,590 13.4% 568
1992 34.2% 1,413 32.8% 1,353 33.0% 1,365
1988 58.6% 2,163 40.6% 1,497 0.8% 31
1984 70.3% 2,795 29.0% 1,152 0.7% 27
1980 64.9% 2,407 31.2% 1,157 3.9% 146
1976 52.0% 1,873 46.7% 1,681 1.3% 48
1972 73.4% 2,593 24.8% 876 1.8% 63
1968 63.1% 2,250 25.1% 893 11.8% 422
1964 52.7% 1,939 46.9% 1,725 0.4% 15
1960 70.2% 2,824 29.2% 1,176 0.6% 24
1956 71.6% 2,991 28.2% 1,177 0.2% 7
1952 74.0% 3,527 25.6% 1,220 0.4% 20
1948 60.5% 2,632 38.4% 1,673 1.1% 49
1944 68.5% 3,185 31.0% 1,442 0.4% 20
1940 66.0% 4,086 33.4% 2,067 0.6% 34
1936 58.8% 3,872 40.7% 2,682 0.5% 33
1932 44.5% 2,647 54.0% 3,216 1.5% 90
1928 75.2% 4,231 23.6% 1,328 1.2% 68
1924 57.9% 3,161 30.8% 1,683 11.3% 614
1920 62.8% 3,189 34.8% 1,764 2.4% 122
1916 45.5% 2,699 49.4% 2,930 5.2% 307
1912 24.0% 858 35.8% 1,283 40.2% 1,441[a]
1908 51.8% 1,950 44.0% 1,657 4.2% 158
1904 62.5% 2,324 29.2% 1,085 8.3% 307
1900 52.2% 2,279 46.8% 2,043 0.9% 41
1896 46.6% 2,153 52.5% 2,424 0.8% 39
1892 49.4% 2,046 50.6% 2,098[b]
1888 52.5% 2,166 19.4% 802 28.1% 1,157

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Linn County (map legend)

Cities[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Charles Hadsall house at the Marais des Cygnes Massacre State Historic Site, Linn County, Kansas
  2. 2.0 2.1 "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on August 6, 2011. Retrieved July 26, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  4. Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 166.
  5. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 187.
  6. http://www.legendsofkansas.com/linncountyextincttowns2.html
  7. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  9. "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  10. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  11. "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  12. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  13. http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS
Notes
  1. This total comprises 1,052 votes (29.4%) for Progressive Theodore Roosevelt and 389 votes (10.9%) for Socialist Eugene V. Debs.
  2. 2,063 votes (49.78%) were for Populist James B. Weaver (who was supported by the state’s Democrats) and 35 (0.84%) for Prohibition Party candidate John Bidwell.

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Coordinates: 38°13′N 94°51′W / 38.217°N 94.850°W / 38.217; -94.850