Head for Linn county, Kansas. Where beauty and history come together. From bird watching to bull riding, historical sites to arts and crafts, outdoor adventures to bluegrass pickers, it's right here in Linn County
has played an important part in Kansas history from territorial days to the present. Lead mining came to the county as early as the 1830s. The old military road connecting Fort Leavenworth and Fort Scott was built through Linn County
in the 1840s. This road would bring settles to the area during the turbulent Territorial period in Kansas. Linn county had more than its share of border conflict and was visited by such famous people as the abolitionist John Brown. The military road also brought a Confederate Army contingent to the largest Civil War battle fought in Kansas. In more recent times, coal mining played a role in meeting our country's energy needs. Linn county continues this role today as home to one of Kansas' major power plants.
Popular Attractions in Linn County
Shrine of St. Philipine Dutchesne La Cygne, KS | Category: Memorials
In 1838, about 900 Pottawatomie Indians were rounded up from their homes in northern Indiana and forced to march 681 miles in 61 days to re-settle at the Sugar Creek Mission. Thirty-nine Pottawatomies, mostly children, died on this "Trail of Death." In 1841 Shrine of St. Philipine Dutchesne
Lakes in Linn County
La Cygne Lake Region : Little Ozarks, KS
Maximum Depth: 40 feet
Normal Lake Level: 841 msl
La Cygne lake has 2,600 surface acres of water. It is a power plant lake and freezing completely over is rare. Typically there is open water throughout the year.
La Cygne Lake