Leawood was founded in 1922 and named after principal landowner Oscar G. Lee. He owned land from 79th to 103rd and from State Line to Belinder Road. The Oxford Schoolhouse had been instructing area children in the area since 1877 and still operates as a center of historical inquiry.
If you would like to know more about the history of Leawood, these are some good resources for you to check.
On the Web
Books at the Library
- Celebrating 50 years : city of Leawood 1948-1998 50 fabulous years (Video)
- Leawood : a portrait in time by Ann Morris
- “The Development of Leawood” : a history of the city of Leawood, Kansas, 1937-1971 by John A. Kroh
- Leawood history by The Leawood Woman’s Club.