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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


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 a…

Sugar Works, Shawnee County


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


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


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…

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