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Lyon County, Kansas

Date Established: February 05, 1862
Date Organized:
Location: Kansas map showing location of Lyon County
County Seat: Emporia
Origin of Name: In honor of Gen. Nathaniel Lyon (1818-1861), who became the first Union general to die in battle in the Civil War when he was killed in action at Wilson's Creek, Missouri, on 10 Aug 1861.
Cities & Townships
PlacePopulation (2010 census)
Agnes City Township  430 
Americus Township  1,503 
Center Township  1,198 
Elmendaro Township  788 
Emporia (city)  24,916 
Emporia Township  907 
Fremont Township  903 
Ivy Township  261 
Jackson Township  979 
Pike Township  1,034 
Reading Township  487 
Waterloo Township  284 
Total population: 33,690 

Township map of Lyon County, 2000
Population:
1870 (8,014)
1880 (17,326)
1890 (23,196)
1900 (25,074)
1910 (24,927)
1920 (26,154)
1930 (29,240)
1940 (26,424)
1950 (26,576)
1960 (26,928)
1970 (32,071)
1980 (35,108)
1990 (34,732)
2000 (35,935)
2010 (33,690)
Other Resources: Post offices in Lyon County
Cemeteries in Lyon County, As of 1906
Newspapers Available on Microfilm
Townships and Independent Cities in Lyon County
Bibliography
Kansas Memory
Links to Other Sites: Lyon County page [Blue Skyways]
Lyon County GenWeb
Early Kansas Maps [KanColl]
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