LeLoup, Kansas

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LeLoup, Kansas
Unincorporated community
LeLoup, Kansas is located in Kansas
LeLoup, Kansas
LeLoup, Kansas
Location within the state of Kansas
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
Country United States
State Kansas
County Franklin
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
An old school located in LeLoup.

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

History[edit]

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]

Geography[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  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. Retrieved 10 June 2014.