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Shawnee County

This page contains all of our studies of communities located in Shawnee County (in alphabetical order).

Dover, Shawnee County

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For years, the small town of Dover has been a mere blip on the map of Kansas – in fact; it does not appear at all on some maps. Until recently, when…

Sugar Works, Shawnee County

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In the late nineteenth century there was a passion for growth and development among Americans. Their dream was to own land and strike gold. In the…

Tecumseh, Shawnee County

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The community of Tecumseh is located in Shawnee County, Kansas on the fringes of the state capital, Topeka. In the mid 1850s, proslavery settlers from…

Wakarusa, Shawnee County

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The history of Wakarusa, a town in Shawnee County, Kansas, located about eleven miles south of Topeka, dates back to the 1850s. Its name originates…