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Shawnee City

Shawnee City Hall is located at 11110 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS 66203; phone: 913-631-2500.

Shawnee, a suburban market center, was once an Indian village. It became a bustling town on the Kansas frontier during the early days of the Santa Fe Trail. Known as Gum Springs, it was for a time the largest town in Kansas Territory, being the seat of Johnson County from 1855 to 1858 when Olathe supplanted it. [1]

  1. Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration for the State of Kansas, Kansas: A Guide to the Sunflower State, Kansas State Department of Education, The Viking Press, New York, 1939.
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