10 Interesting Facts About Leawood, Kansas

Facts About Leawood

  1. Leawood was named for Oscar G. Lee, an original owner of the town site.
  2. The estimated population of Leawood is 34,702, as of 2020.
  3. Native Americans were the first inhabitants of the area eventually established as Leawood and in the early 1700’s Daniel Boone explored the land with French and American traders.
  4. Leawood is located at 38°58′00″N 94°37′01″W (38.9666730, -94.6169012).
  5. Leawood is twinned with the following sister cities Yilan City, Taiwan & Gezer Regional Council, Israel.
  6. The city of Leawood has a total area of 15.16 square miles, of which, 15.06 square miles of it is land and 0.10 square miles is water.
  7. In 1948, following the establishment of a housing development by the Kroh brothers, Leawood was incorporated.
  8. The stone barn of the Adam Legler Barn Museum, which was built in 1864, is one of the major tourist attractions.
  9. The incorporation of the City of Leawood in 1948 set a standard against which all other Johnson County cities would eventually be judged.
  10. Leawood is located in Johnson County, in the Kansas City metro area.


Facts About Leawood, Kansas
Facts About Leawood, Kansas