About the City of Lecompton

Lecompton is a vibrant sprawling rural community in Douglas County with an enamoring Civil War History.
Lecompton (Kansas Territorial Capital) is the site of the writing of the controversial “Lecompton Constitution” for admittance of Kansas into the union as a pro-slavery state. The document written in Constitution Hall, sparked a chain of events that divided the nation and eventually climaxed into the Civil War.

Originally called “Bald Eagle”, historic Lecompton is located about half way between Topeka and Lawrence. Three miles from highway 40 or 24 and also five miles from the Lecompton Turnpike Interchange, Exit 197.

Come see historic Lecompton, view a large selection of Pre-Civil War maps and books at Territorial Capital Museum. See the National Landmark Constitution Hall and our charming Democratic Headquarters.

City Officials and Staff

Mayor: Jimmy Wilkins

Council President: Stephanie Confer

Council Members:
Troy Clark
Mary Jane Hoffer
Owen Mallonee
Steve Freeman

To Contact City Council members please email the city clerk: clecompton@yahoo.com and include the name of the council person you would like the information forwarded to in the subject line.


City Clerk: Lynley Sanford

City Superintendant: Rance Roberts
Assistant Superintendent: Kyle Morgison

The City office is located at: 327 Elmore
Lecompton, KS 66050

Phone: (785) 887-6407

City Council

Lecompton City Council Meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month and begin promptly at 7pm

Meetings are held at the Lecompton City Hall Offices at 327 Elmore, Lecompton KS 66050 unless otherwise noted or posted.

If you would like to request to be put on the agenda for the next Lecompton City Council meeting, please contact the City Office
by phone at (785) 887-6407

City Holidays

The City of Lecompton recognizes the following Holidays. City Hall will be closed on these days. If a recognized holiday falls on a city council meeting night, the council meeting will be held the next day (Tuesday).

New Years Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Presidents Day

Memorial Day

Independence Day (July 4th)

Labor Day

Thanksgiving Day & the Day after Thanksgiving

Christmas Eve Day (December 24th)

Christmas Day (December 25th)

* Plus one floating Holiday to be used at employees discretion

If the holiday falls on the weekend the city will observe the holiday during the week. For example. Saturday holidays are generally observed by closing the office on Friday. Sunday holidays are generally observed by closing the office on Monday. 

Planning Commission

The City of Lecompton Planning Commission meet’s biannually on the 2nd (second) Wednesday of the months January and June at 7pm at the Lecompton City Hall.

January 11, 2023
June 14, 2023

Lecompton City Hall:
327 Elmore
Lecompton, KS 66050

If you would like to be put on the agenda for the next planning commission meeting, please contact Lecompton City Office
by phone at (785) 887-6407

Commission Members

Vickie Clark

Erin Herschell

Carol Howard

Martin Huerter
Jamie Newman

Admission-Donations Accepted
Monday & Tuesday by appointment only
Wednesday-Saturday 11AM-4PM
Sunday 1-5PM

Group Tours By Appointment

City of Lecompton