LeLoup, Kansas

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LeLoup, Kansas
Unincorporated community
LeLoup is located in Kansas
Location within the state of Kansas
LeLoup is located in the US
LeLoup (the US)
Coordinates: 38°24′52″N 95°5′37″W / 38.41444°N 95.09361°W / 38.41444; -95.09361Coordinates: 38°24′52″N 95°5′37″W / 38.41444°N 95.09361°W / 38.41444; -95.09361
CountryUnited States
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
An old school located in LeLoup.

LeLoup is an unincorporated community in Franklin County, Kansas, United States.


LeLoup was founded in 1870 after the Santa Fe Railroad laid tracks through the area. The town was originally named Ferguson after Robert Ferguson, the original owner of the town site.[1] The town was renamed LeLoup after a French traveler got off at Ferguson and mistook a coyote for a wolf and began shouting "le loup". The town then voted to change the name to LeLoup.

LeLoup had a post office from September 1870 until 1954; the name of the post office was changed from Ferguson in 1879.[2]


LeLoup is located a mile and half north of Interstate 35 on Tennessee Road, 11 miles northeast of Ottawa, 7 miles southwest of Wellsville.

Further reading[edit]

  • Fitzgerald, Daniel. Ghost Towns of Kansas 6. 2009.


  1. ^ Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 137.
  2. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on 9 October 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2014.