Leavenworth County, Kansas

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Leavenworth County (county code LV) is a county located in Northeast Kansas, in the Central United States. The county's population—one of the fastest growing in the state of Kansas—was estimated to be 75,227 in the year 2009, making it the sixth largest in the state.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is Leavenworth.[2] The county is a part of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area.


Law and government

Leavenworth County was a prohibition, or "dry", county until the Kansas Constitution was amended in 1986 and voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with a 30% food sales requirement.[3]


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 468 square miles (1,213 km²), of which 463 square miles (1,200 km²) is land and 5 square miles (13 km²), or 1.08%, is water.[4]

This county's watershed connects with both the Kansas River basin on the south via Stranger Creek and has a Missouri River port city to the east.[5][6]

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