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Organized in 1860, Lyon County's county seat is Emporia.  Named by the first Legislature,  Breckenridge, in honor of John C. Breckenridge, United States Senator from Kentucky, and who became Vice-President of the United States in 1856.   The name changed to Lyon, in honor of General Nathaniel Lyon, who was killed while in command of the Union Army at the battle of Wilson's creek, Missouri, August 10, 1861.

Lyon county area is 844 square miles.

Besides the cities listed, the communities of Lang, Merrick, Miller and Plymouth lie within the boundaries of Lyon County.

TOWNSHIPS

Agnes City, Americus, Center, Emporia, Fremont, Ivy, Jackson, Pike, Reading, Waterloo

CITIES

Admire, Allen, Americus, Bushong, Emporia, Hartford, Neosho Rapids, Olpe, Plymouth, Reading


 

Lyon County, Kansas, Data

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