La Cygne, Kansas

La Cygne, Kansas

"City of the Swan"

LaCygne, Kansas is located 4 miles east of US Highway 69 on Kansas Highway 152 in extreme eastern Kansas. The city lies in the northern portion of Linn County. LaCygne was founded in 1870 on the banks of the Marais des Cygne River. Its name is French for "City of the Swan."

Journal from "The City of the Swan" on March 10, 1877-"In Linn County, at the head of one of the most beautiful valleys in the world is situated LaCygne, the City of the Swan. West of the city, meandering in graceful curves, and flowing over gentle rapids, is the river Marais des Cygnes. On the west side of the river is a magnificent belt of timber from one to six miles in width. On the North and across the river on the south, and extending far away eastward are terraced mounds in the height of 120 feet. The mounds, covered in the season of flowers, like prairie with the richest verdure, jeweled with lilies and wild tulips of golden yellow or silvery whiteness and blushing with the pink of the mountain verbina, border the valley and occasionally rise insolated from the plain as if to sentinel it, or to give it, if possible, more perfect adornment. Nestled in a sunny nook protected on the north, west, and south by mounds and timber, is the gem city of this valley of the Marais des Cygnes, and the mart of trade in Linn County."

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Shrine of St. Philipine Dutchesne

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

La Cygne, KS Memorials

Mine Creek Battlefield State Historical Site

The largest cavalry battle west of the Mississippi. In it, 2,500 Union horsemen routed 6,500 Confederate soldiers, killing or capturing over a thousand of them. Mine Creek was the last important Civil War battle in the west, and the last important civil war battle fought in Kansas.

La Cygne, KS Battlesites

Marais des Cygnes Massacre Historic Site

The historic site tells of the bloodiest episode in the "Bleeding Kansas" period. On May 19, 1858, 30 pro-slavery men crossed the Kansas border south of the Marais des Cygnes River. They rounded up 11

La Cygne, KS Battlesites

Linn Valley Lakes

Linn Valley Lakes is considered a 3rd class city offering a beautiful Private Lake Community with seven stocked lakes, 18-hole golf course, boat launch, clubhouse, community center, swimming pools, miniature golf course, basketball and tennis courts, 2 campgrounds, bath houses, and swim beach.

La Cygne, KS Recreation

Things to do near La Cygne, KS