Shawnee County, Kansas

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Shawnee County, Kansas
Facade of Topeka Postal Service building.jpeg
The United States Post Office and Historic Court House in Topeka
Location within Kansas
Location within Kansas
Map of the United States highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location within the U.S.
FoundedAugust 25, 1855[1]
Named forShawnee people
Largest cityTopeka
 • Total556 sq mi (1,440 km2)
 • Land544 sq mi (1,409 km2)
 • Water12 sq mi (31 km2), 2.1%
Population (est.)
 • (2018)177,499
 • Density327/sq mi (126/km2)
Congressional district2nd
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5

Shawnee County (county code SN) is a county in northeast Kansas, in the central United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 177,934[2] making it the third-most populous county in Kansas.

Its most populous city, Topeka, is the state capital and county seat.[3] The county was one of the original 33 counties created by the first territorial legislature in 1855.

It was named for the Shawnee tribe of Native Americans.

History[change | change source]

On August 25, 1855, Shawnee County was created.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Kansas Counties - Shawnee County, Kansas". Kansas State Historical Society. Archived from the original on November 19, 2007. Retrieved January 10, 2008.
  2. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.

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