Transcribed from volume II of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.


Lenexa, an incorporated town of Johnson county, is located in the northeastern part on the St. Louis & San Francisco R. R. 7 miles northeast of Olathe, the county seat. The railroad company bought the town site and had it platted in 1869. The first store was opened by Lee Freeman in 1869 and the second by Dr. Bower in 1870. The postoffice was established about the same time, with Lee Freeman as postmaster. The Methodist church was established at an early date and a church building erected in 1878. A Catholic church was also organized and a church building erected in 1881. The Fountain Head mill, the first manufacturing industry, was established in 1879 with a capacity of 30 barrels a day. Lenexa has an excellent public school system, several general stores, a hotel, lumber yard, implement and hardware store, and is the supply and shipping point for the rich agricultural country by which it is surrounded. It also has a money order postoffice with two rural routes, telegraph and express facilities, and in 1910 had a population of 383.

Page 138 from volume II of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.

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