10 Interesting Facts About Lenexa, Kansas

Interesting Facts About Lenexa, Kansas

Facts About Lenexa

  1. Lenexa is a city situated in Johnson County in the Kansas City metro area.
  2. Lenexa was known as the Spinach Capital of the World in the 1930s as it celebrated the Spinach Festival every September.
  3. Lenexa is derived from the name of Shawnee Chief Thomas Blackhoof’s wife, who was variously recorded on census records as Na-Nex-Se and Len-Ag-See. By 1870 Na-Nex-Se was no longer listed on any Johnson County census and is presumed to have died by that date.
  4. Legend states that the town was first proposed to be named ‘Bradshaw’, but he modestly refused and the name “Lenexa,” a derivation of the name Na-Nex-Se, was adopted.
  5. Lenexa is the birthplace of Garmin and the regional headquarters of Kiewit Construction.
  6. Lenexa is located at 38°57′53″N 94°45′34″W (38.964689, -94.759535).
  7. Lenexa was founded in 1869, Lenexa is a well-planned community located about 12 miles south of Kansas City, Mo.
  8. The city has a total area of 34.45 square miles, of which, 34.10 square miles is land and 0.35 square miles is water.
  9. Lenexa is the principal city of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area and the 9th most populated city of Kansas. The estimated population of Lenexa is 57,434, as of 2020.
  10. Each June the Lenexa hosts “The Great Lenexa Barbecue Battle”, also the Kansas State Championship.


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Facts About Lenexa
Facts About Lenexa