Kansas Territory

Thomas' Legion
American Civil War HOMEPAGE
American Civil War
Causes of the Civil War : What Caused the Civil War
Organization of Union and Confederate Armies: Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery
Civil War Navy: Union Navy and Confederate Navy
American Civil War: The Soldier's Life
Civil War Turning Points
American Civil War: Casualties, Battles and Battlefields
Civil War Casualties, Fatalities & Statistics
Civil War Generals
American Civil War Desertion and Deserters: Union and Confederate
Civil War Prisoner of War: Union and Confederate Prison History
Civil War Reconstruction Era and Aftermath
American Civil War Genealogy and Research
Civil War
American Civil War Pictures - Photographs
African Americans and American Civil War History
American Civil War Store
American Civil War Polls
North Carolina Civil War History
North Carolina American Civil War Statistics, Battles, History
North Carolina Civil War History and Battles
North Carolina Civil War Regiments and Battles
North Carolina Coast: American Civil War
Western North Carolina and the American Civil War
Western North Carolina: Civil War Troops, Regiments, Units
North Carolina: American Civil War Photos
Cherokee Chief William Holland Thomas
Cherokee Indian Heritage, History, Culture, Customs, Ceremonies, and Religion
Cherokee Indians: American Civil War
History of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian Nation
Cherokee War Rituals, Culture, Festivals, Government, and Beliefs
Researching your Cherokee Heritage
Civil War Diary, Memoirs, Letters, and Newspapers

Kansas Territory History

The Territory of Kansas was an organized territory of the United States that existed from May 30, 1854, to January 29, 1861, when Kansas was admitted into the Union as the 34th U.S. state.

Upon the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act on May 30, 1854, the borders of Kansas Territory were set from the Missouri border to the summit of the Rocky Mountain range; the southern boundary was the 37th parallel, the northern was the 40th parallel. North of the 40th parallel was Nebraska Territory.

The territory extended from the Missouri border west to the summit of the Rocky Mountains and from the 37th parallel north to the 40th parallel north. Much of the eastern region of what is now the State of Colorado was part of Kansas Territory. The Colorado Territory, a.k.a. Territory of Colorado, was created to govern this western region of the former Kansas Territory on February 28, 1861. See also Kansas Civil War History.

Kansas Territory Map
Kansas Territory Map.jpg
Map of the Kansas Territory

Kansas Territory Map
Kansas Territory Map.jpg
Kansas Statehood Map

(Sources listed below.)

Site search Web search

Sources and Additional Reading: Socolofsky, Homer E. and Huber Self. (1992) Historical Atlas of Kansas; Wishart, David J. ed. (2004) Encyclopedia of the Great Plains; Castel, Albert. A Frontier State at War: Kansas, 1861-1865 (1958); Cutler, William G. (1883) History of the State of Kansas; Dick, Everett. Vanguards of the Frontier: A Social History of the Northern Plains and Rocky Mountains from the Earliest White Contacts to the Coming of the Homemaker (1941); Goodrich, Thomas. Bloody Dawn: The Story of the Lawrence Massacre (1991); McQuillan, D. Aidan. (1990) Prevailing over Time: Ethnic Adjustment on the Kansas Prairies, 1875-1925; Miner, Craig. (2002) Kansas: The History of the Sunflower State, 1854-2000 (ISBN 0-7006-1215-7); Reynolds, David. (2005) John Brown, Abolitionist (ISBN 0-375-41188-7); Rich, Everett, ed. The Heritage of Kansas: Selected Commentaries on Past Times (1960)

Kansas Territory Maps, Location, History, Details of the Kansas Territory, When did Kansas become a state, Date of Kansas Statehood, Year Kansas became a state of the United States, Kansas joined the Union on what date

Return to American Civil War Homepage

Best viewed with Internet Explorer or Google Chrome

Google Safe.jpg