Pleasant Grove, Kansas

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Pleasant Grove, Kansas
Unincorporated community
KDOT map of Douglas County (legend)
KDOT map of Douglas County (legend)
Pleasant Grove is located in Kansas
Pleasant Grove
Pleasant Grove
Pleasant Grove is located in the US
Pleasant Grove
Pleasant Grove
Coordinates: 38°51′20″N 95°16′11″W / 38.85556°N 95.26972°W / 38.85556; -95.26972Coordinates: 38°51′20″N 95°16′11″W / 38.85556°N 95.26972°W / 38.85556; -95.26972[1]
Country United States
State Kansas
County Douglas
Elevation[1] 1,086 ft (331 m)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-56350 [1]
GNIS ID 479511 [1]

Pleasant Grove is an unincorporated community in Douglas County, Kansas, United States.[1] It is located four miles south of Lawrence.


According to the Lawrence Journal-World, it is believed that the first organized Douglas County German Baptist group met in Pleasant Grove in 1858, in the house of Stephen Studebaker. Several years later, during Quantrill's Raid, William Quantrill and his men came close to Pleasant Grove after pillaging Lawrence. However, because many of the raiders were drunk and loud, some of the townsfolk alerted others as to the raiders' presence. Nevertheless, Quantrill and his men razed a number of houses and barns in the area, looking for anti-slavery settlers of interest.[2]

In 1877, the first German Baptist meeting house in the state of Kansas was built in the town.[2]

It had a post office from 1875 until 1900.[3]


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