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:
Tim McNish
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

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

Michael Shields

Carol Howard

Jamin Nally
Martin Huerter
Erin Herschell
Jamie Newman

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

Group Tours By Appointment

City of Lecompton