Lecompton Township, Douglas County, Kansas

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Lecompton Township
Township
The Lecompton Rest Area along U.S. Highway 40
The Lecompton Rest Area along U.S. Highway 40
Location in Douglas County
Location in Douglas County
Coordinates: 39°01′45″N 095°24′36″W / 39.02917°N 95.41000°W / 39.02917; -95.41000Coordinates: 39°01′45″N 095°24′36″W / 39.02917°N 95.41000°W / 39.02917; -95.41000
Country United States
State Kansas
County Douglas
Area
 • Total 35.53 sq mi (92.01 km2)
 • Land 34.65 sq mi (89.76 km2)
 • Water 0.87 sq mi (2.26 km2)  2.46%
Elevation 974 ft (297 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,761
 • Density 50.8/sq mi (19.6/km2)
GNIS feature ID 0478815

Lecompton Township is a township in Douglas County, Kansas, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 1,761.

Lecompton Township was formed in about 1858.[1] It was named for the town of Lecompton which was the territorial capital of Kansas.

Geography[edit]

Lecompton Township covers an area of 35.53 square miles (92.0 km2) and contains one incorporated settlement, Lecompton. According to the USGS, it contains two cemeteries: Big Springs and Lecompton.

The streams of Coon Creek, Oakley Creek and Spring Creek run through this township.

Adjacent townships[edit]

Towns and settlements[edit]

Although these towns may not be incorporated or populated, they are still placed on maps produced by the county.

Transportation[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Points of interest[edit]

  • The Scenic River Road. This old country road travels along the Kansas River from Tecumseh to Lake View via Lecompton.

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