Lecompton Township, Douglas County, Kansas

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Lecompton 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
 • 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.


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.


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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