Genealogy Projects tagged with Shawnee County on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Shawnee County, Kansas

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Shawnee County, Kansas. Official Website Before the treaty of 1854, the Shawnee, Kansas, and Pottowatomie Indian tribes inhabited the area now known as Shawnee County. Westward expansion brought the country its first white settler in 1830 when Frederick Choteau opened a trading post on American Chief (now Mission) Creek. In 1855, S...

  • Washburn University

    Wikipedia Washburn University (WU) is a co-educational, public institution of higher learning in Topeka, Kansas, United States. It offers undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as professional programs in law and business. Washburn has 550 faculty members, who teach more than 6,100 undergraduate students and nearly 800 graduate students. The university's assets include a $152 million en...

  • Topeka, Kansas

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Topeka, Kansas. Official Website Topeka is the capital of Kansas and the county seat of Shawnee County. City Foundation The city, laid out in 1854, was one of the Free-State towns founded by Eastern antislavery men immediately after the passage of the Kansas–Nebraska Bill. In 1857, Topeka was chartered as a city. The name "Tope...

  • Mount Calvary Cemetery, Topeka, Kansas

    Please add profiles of those who are interred in the Mount Calvary Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas. Notable Burials *Joan Marie Finney (McInroy) (1925-2001) - Governor of Kansas*Otto "The Claw" Schnellbacher (1923-2008) - NFL & NBA player Find a Grave

  • Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Kansas

    This project is for those buried in Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Kansas. Established in 1859, it is the oldest chartered cemetery in the state of Kansas.[citation needed] The 80-acre cemetery had more than 35,000 burials by 2019, including several prominent Kansans. The cemetery is notable for its Mausoleum Row, which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001. The National ...