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Shawnee, Kansas

Photos of Shawnee

Maurer family

Historic Sites near Shawnee

  • Virginia School - Map
  • Johnson County Museum (former Greenwood School) - Map
  • Caenen Castle - Map

Read About Shawnee

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Shawnee was the first community founded in Johnson County. It was incorporated in 1856 as Gum Springs and was the first county seat. The name was changed in 1922 when the city reincorporated. The name comes from the North American Indians who had headquarters here in the 1820s.1


Footnotes

  1. "Johnson County Cities Incorporation and Name Origins." Johnson County Sun, 27 July 1990.
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