On Sunday, Jan. 29, Johnson County, Kansas Government celebrates the 162nd birthday of our great state of Kansas. The Sunflower State was admitted to the Union as the 34th state on Jan. 29, 1861.
Historically, Johnson County is older than the State of Kansas. The county turns 168 years old this year as one of the original 33 counties founded on August 25 by the Legislative Act of 1855 in the Territory of Kansas.
We encourage you to celebrate Kansas Day by exploring our state and local history and visiting some of the many historic landmarks in the area. Learn more about ways to celebrate Kansas Day, including:
- Johnson County Library's Kansas Day list of recommended books and films
- Sunday Family Series event on Kansas symbols (Jan. 29 at Ernie Miller Park and Nature Center)
- Visit the Johnson County Museum and Lanesfield Historic Site to learn more about local history
- Follow Johnson County Government on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for Kansas Day fun facts and trivia
January 29, 2023