Fort Leavenworth

Leavenworth, Kansas

Included zipcodes 66048

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Fort Leavenworth is a United States Army installation located in Leavenworth County, Kansas, immediately north of the city of Leavenworth in the upper northeast portion of the state. Built in 1827, it is the oldest active United States Army post west of Washington, D.C. Fort Leavenworth has been historically known as the "Intellectual Center of the Army". Fort Leavenworth was also the base of African-American soldiers of the U.S. 10th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army, formed on 21 September 1866 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. They became known as Buffalo Soldiers, nicknamed by the Native American tribes whom they fought. This term eventually was applied to all of the African-American regiments formed in 1866. During the country's westward expansion, Fort Leavenworth was a forward destination for thousands of soldiers, surveyors, immigrants, American Indians, preachers and settlers who passed through. On August 1, 1846, a Mormon Battalion, led by Col. James Allen, arrived at Fort Leavenworth. Colonel Allen became ill and died at the fort; his headstone marks his grave at the Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Population
35,738
Military Population
1,548
Avg. Home Price
$117,000
Avg. Monthly Rent
$864
* Militaryonesource.com 2012 demographics profile of the military.
** Data based off of 2013 census data.

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School Name Grade Type
Bradley Elem
KG - 6 Public
Eisenhower Elem
KG - 6 Public
Macarthur Elem
KG - 6 Public
Patton Jr High
7 - 9 Public
Anthony Elem
KG - 5 Public
David Brewer Elem
KG - 5 Public
Earl M Lawson Elem
KG - 5 Public
Howard Wilson Elem
KG - 5 Public
Nettie Hartnett/ben Day Elem
KG - 5 Public
Richard W. Warren Middle School
6 - 8 Public
Leavenworth West Middle School
6 - 8 Public
Leavenworth Sr High
9 - 12 Public
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Navy Federal Credit Union Leavenworth

301 Cheyenne St Ste B
Leavenworth, KS 66048-1504

Armed Forces Bank, National Association

320 Kansas Avenue
Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027

Armed Forces Bank, National Association

330 Kansas Avenue
Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027

Armed Forces Bank, National Association

615 Metropolitan Avenue
Leavenworth, KS 66048

Armed Forces Bank, National Association

2901 South 4th Street
Leavenworth, KS 66048

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Cities Near Fort Leavenworth

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City Distance Population Avg. Home Price Avg. Monthly Rent
Kansas City 24.2 miles 465,005 $134,600 $789
Platte City 8.8 miles 4,775 $149,800 $949
Lansing 5.6 miles 11,535 $162,800 $1,114
Kansas City 16.8 miles 147,598 $90,400 $740
Shawnee 22.1 miles 63,597 $196,100 $800
Basehor 13.0 miles 4,831 $193,700 $952
Weston 5.9 miles 1,735 $151,800 $810
Bonner Springs 16.8 miles 7,420 $150,800 $743
Edwardsville 17.9 miles 4,367 $127,400 $731
Weatherby Lake 13.6 miles 1,853 $302,000 $1,656
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