Lyon County, Kansas
Lyon County Courthouse in Emporia
Location within the U.S. state of Kansas
Kansas's location within the U.S.
|Founded||February 5, 1862|
|Named for||Nathaniel Lyon|
|• Total||855 sq mi (2,210 km2)|
|• Land||847 sq mi (2,190 km2)|
|• Water||7.9 sq mi (20 km2) 0.9%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||40/sq mi (20/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Lyon County (standard abbreviation: LY) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 33,690 people lived there. The county seat Emporia. Emporia is also the biggest city in Lyon County. The county was named after General Nathaniel Lyon, who was killed at the Battle of Wilson's Creek in the American Civil War.
History[change | change source]
19th century[change | change source]
In 1862, Lyon County was created from the county formerly known as Breckinridge County.
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|U.S. Decennial Census|
Lyon County comprises the Emporia, KS Micropolitan Statistical Area.
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Presidential elections[change | change source]
Emporia County has been very Republican for most of its history. The last time a Democrat won the county was Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964.
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Famous people[change | change source]
R. Lee Ermey was born in Emporia on March 24, 1944. He died on April 15, 2018. He was a retired United States Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant, Drill Instructor and actor. Ermey was often best known for his roles of authority figures, such as his performance as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Full Metal Jacket.
William Allen White was an American newspaper editor, politician, author, and leader of the Progressive movement. Between 1896 and his death White became the spokesman for middle America. He won a 1923 Pulitzer Prize for his editorial "To an Anxious Friend," published July 27, 1922. This was after being arrested in a disagreement over free speech. This was after there were objections to the way the state of Kansas handled the men who took part in the Great Railroad Strike of 1922.
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.
- Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 196.
- 1806 Pike Expedition map through Lyon County.
- Santa Fe Rail History
- "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.
More reading[change | change source]
- Standard Atlas of Lyon County, Kansas; Geo. A. Ogle & Co; 84 pages; 1918.
- Standard Atlas of Lyon County, Kansas; Geo. A. Ogle & Co; 60 pages; 1901.
- An Illustrated Historical Atlas of Lyon County, Kansas; Edwards Brothers; 58 pages; 1878.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Lyon County, Kansas.|
- Lyon County Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT
- Kansas Highway Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT
- Kansas Railroad Maps: Current, 1996, 1915, KDOT and Kansas Historical Society