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Lane County, Kansas

Date Established: March 20, 1873
Date Organized: June 03, 1886
Location: Kansas map showing location of Lane County
County Seat: Dighton
Origin of Name: For James Henry Lane (1814-1866), a leader of the Free State forces in territorial Kansas and one of the first U.S. senators from the state. During the Civil War, he helped organize several regiments of volunteers, including one of the first black regiments. Never very stable mentally, he committed suicide in July of 1866.
Cities & Townships
PlacePopulation (2010 census)
Alamota Township  91 
Blaine Township  (Defunct)  
Cheyenne Township  314 
Cleveland Township  (Defunct)  
Dighton Township  1,268 
Spring Creek Township  (Defunct)  
Sutton Township  (Defunct)  
White Rock Township  18 
Wilson Township  59 
Total population: 1,750 

Township map of Lane County, 2000
Population:
1880 (601)
1890 (2,060)
1900 (1,563)
1910 (2,603)
1920 (2,848)
1930 (3,372)
1940 (2,821)
1950 (2,808)
1960 (3,060)
1970 (2,707)
1980 (2,472)
1990 (2,375)
2000 (2,155)
2010 (1,750)
Other Resources: Post offices in Lane County
Cemeteries in Lane County, As of 1906
Newspapers Available on Microfilm
Townships and Independent Cities in Lane County
Bibliography
Kansas Memory
Links to Other Sites: Lane County page [Blue Skyways]
Lane County GenWeb
Early Kansas Maps [KanColl]
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