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Shawnee County, Kansas

Date Established: August 25, 1855
Date Organized:
Location: Kansas map showing location of Shawnee County
County Seat: Topeka
Origin of Name: For the Shawnee tribe of Indians.
Cities & Townships
PlacePopulation (2010 census)
Auburn Township  3,147 
Dover Township  1,524 
Grove Township  696 
Menoken Township  1,535 
Mission Township  9,365 
Monmouth Township  3,021 
Rossville Township  1,907 
Silver Lake Township  2,024 
Soldier Township  14,732 
Tecumseh Township  7,593 
Topeka (city)  127,473 
Topeka Township  917 
Williamsport Township  4,000 
Total population: 177,934 

Township map of Shawnee County, 2000
Population:
1860 (3,513)
1870 (13,121)
1880 (29,093)
1890 (49,172)
1900 (53,727)
1910 (61,874)
1920 (69,159)
1930 (85,200)
1940 (91,247)
1950 (105,418)
1960 (141,286)
1970 (155,322)
1980 (154,916)
1990 (160,976)
2000 (169,871)
2010 (177,934)
Other Resources: Post offices in Shawnee County
Cemeteries in Shawnee County, As of 1906
Newspapers Available on Microfilm
Townships and Independent Cities in Shawnee County
Bibliography
Kansas Memory
Links to Other Sites: Shawnee County page [Blue Skyways]
Shawnee County GenWeb
Early Kansas Maps [KanColl]
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