Map of Lane County, Kansas

Lane County (standard abbreviation: LE) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2020 census, the county population was 1,574, making it the third-least populous county in Kansas. The county seat is Dighton, the only city in the county. The county was named after James H. Lane who was a leader of the Jayhawker abolitionist movement and served as one of the first U.S. senators from Kansas.

Lane County overview:
Name:Lane County
FIPS code:20-101
Founded:March 20, 1873
Named for:James H. Lane
Largest city:Dighton
Total Area:718 sq mi (1,860 km²)
Land Area:717 sq mi (1,860 km²)
Total Population:1,574
Population Density:2.2/sq mi (0.8/km²)
Time zone:UTC−6 (Central)
Summer Time Zone (DST):UTC−5 (CDT)

Lane County location map. Where is Lane County?

Lane County location on the U.S. Map. Where is Lane County.
Location of Lane County in the the United States.
Lane County location on the Kansas map. Where is Lane County.
Location of Lane County in Kansas.


Early history

For many millennia, the Great Plains of North America was inhabited by nomadic Native Americans. From the 16th century to 18th century, the Kingdom of France claimed ownership of large parts of North America. In 1762, after the French and Indian War, France secretly ceded New France to Spain, per the Treaty of Fontainebleau.

19th century

In 1802, Spain returned most of the land to France, but keeping title to about 7,500 square miles. In 1803, most of the land for modern day Kansas was acquired by the United States from France as part of the 828,000 square mile Louisiana Purchase for 2.83 cents per acre.

In 1854, the Kansas Territory was organized, then in 1861 Kansas became the 34th U.S. state. In 1873, Lane County was established.

Lane County Road Map

Lane CountyStreet Map.
Street map of Lane County, Kansas. Source: OpenStreetMap (OSM)
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Lane Countypolitical map.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 718 square miles (1,860 km), of which 717 square miles (1,860 km) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km) (0.03%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Lane County Topographic Map

Topographic Map of Lane County, Kansas
Lane County Topo map.

Lane County Satellite Map

Satellite Map of Lane County, Kansas
Lane County satellite map.

Lane County Outline Map

Outline Map of Lane County, Kansas
Lane County outline map.

See also

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