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Founded: 1854, Population 2000: 608, Elevation: 950 ft

Located in the East Region of the state, in Douglas County. The city is NW of Lawrence between Topeka and Lawrence on the banks of the historic Kaw or Kansas River. Lecomption is between Perry State Park and Perry Lake to the north and Clinton State Park and Clinton Lake to the south. Lecompton is part of the Lawrence, Kansas metro area.

From 1854-1861 Lecompton was the Kansas territorial capital. Today it's the location of the Territorial Capitol-Lane Museum and Constitution Hall. Constitution Hall remains one of the oldest wood frame buildings in Kansas.

Lecompton, was founded on a 640-acre Wyandotte Indian land claim, and was originally named Bald Eagle because of the many eagles that nested along the Kansas River. Renamed the same year to Lecompton to honor Judge Samuel D. Lecompte of Maryland. The territorial legislature chose Lecompton to be the capital of Kansas Territory in August, 1855.

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07/17 Coming to The area
Heart of America Shakespeare Festival Kansas City MO June18-July7 The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival is set under the stars in South Moreland Park near Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. It is a perfect way to spend a summer evening with family and friends. They have several programs to study and explore such as Speaker's Bureau and Poster and Sonnet Contest. The faculty includes theatre professionals, actors, and educators experienced in performing and teaching Shakespeare. Many of the instructors are veterans of festival productions.


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