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Welcome to Leavenworth ...

The city of Leavenworth is located in Leavenworth County<1> and is the County Seat for Leavenworth County.

When the people of Leavenworth refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Leavenworthean<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Leavenworth has a population of 35,957 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Leavenworth.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Leavenworth: Named for Henry Leavenworth (1783-1834), an officer during the War of 1812.

The city of Leavenworth was previously named Leavenworth City.

Leavenworth is 850 feet [259 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Leavenworth lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Leavenworth lies within the (913) area code.

The ZIP code for Leavenworth: 66048<5>

Websites for Leavenworth ...

Official Website:   www.lvks.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.lvarea.com/LLCofC.htm/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Leavenworth had an population of 35,957 people. This is an increase of 2% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.52% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Leavenworth had a population of 35,251 people (or 46.24% of the total population of Leavenworth County). This makes Leavenworth the county's most populous community.

The population of Leavenworth represents 1.24% of the population of Kansas (which has 2,853,118 people), making it the state's 12th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 35,251 people, the population of Leavenworth has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 35,420 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Leavenworth.

Adding Leavenworth to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Leavenworth in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Leavenworth elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Leavenworth on a Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Leavenworth on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Leavenworth ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Leavenworth - they are located in Indiana, Minnesota and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Leavenworth.

Communities near Leavenworth ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Leavenworth.

  • Smithville [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithville
    • Smithville [Clay County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Leavenworth
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,795 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithville<8>
  • Bonner Springs [Wyandotte County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonner Springs
    • Bonner Springs [Wyandotte County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Leavenworth
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,906 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonner Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Bonner Springs:
    • Tiblow
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonner Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bonner Springs<8>
  • Parkville [Platte County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkville
    • Parkville [Platte County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Leavenworth
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,162 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parkville<8>
  • Basehor [Leavenworth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Basehor
    • Basehor [Leavenworth County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Leavenworth
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,496 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Basehor have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Basehor
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Basehor<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Tonganoxie [Leavenworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tonganoxie
      • Tonganoxie [Leavenworth County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Leavenworth
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,583 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tonganoxie have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tonganoxie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tonganoxie<8>
    • Platte City [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Platte City
      • Platte City [Platte County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Leavenworth
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,955 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Platte City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Platte City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Platte City<8>
    • Edwardsville [Wyandotte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edwardsville
      • Edwardsville [Wyandotte County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Leavenworth
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,495 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edwardsville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edwardsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edwardsville<8>
    • Riverside [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside
      • Riverside [Platte County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Leavenworth
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,505 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverside have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverside<8>
    • Weatherby Lake [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weatherby Lake
      • Weatherby Lake [Platte County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Leavenworth
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,073 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weatherby Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weatherby Lake
    • Weston [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weston
      • Weston [Platte County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Leavenworth
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,815 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weston have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weston<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Leavenworth. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Leavenworth.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Leavenworth. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Leavenworth.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Leavenworth. Our list includes 127 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Leavenworth.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Leavenworth ...

Looking for more information about Leavenworth? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Leavenworth, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Leavenworth.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Leavenworth County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Leavenworth: www.lvks.org/

The official website for Leavenworth County: www.leavenworthcounty.org/

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kansas' counties, including Leavenworth, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Leavenworth refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Leavenworth may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Leavenworth.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Leavenworth - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Leavenworth). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Leavenworth or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Leavenworth) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Leavenworth. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Leavenworth

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leavenworth. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3104, Longitude: -94.9279    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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