JoCo Street Names: D – L

This is the second installment of our three part series about Johnson County, Kansas street names. Please stay tuned for the third installment that will be published next week. The street names are followed by a brief description about who or what they were named after and then a citation. Thank you to the Johnson County Museum for conducting this research.

Dice: Named after Fred Dice, a civil engineer, who was a Lenexa City County member in the 1970s. [Lenexa Historical Society. (1999). Heritage of Lenexa: Historic sites, street names. Lenexa, KS: Lenexa Historical Society. ]

Earnshaw Drive: Earnshaw family came to Shawnee in 1857 and was prominent landowners. [Lenexa Historical Society. (1999). Heritage of Lenexa: Historic sites, street names. Lenexa, KS: Lenexa Historical Society. ]

Flint: Lazarus, Elias and Levi Flint were landowners in Shawnee. [Lenexa Historical Society. (1999). Heritage of Lenexa: Historic sites, street names. Lenexa, KS: Lenexa Historical Society. ]

Garnett: Named after Hal Garnett, former mayor of Shawnee and jewelry store owner. [Lenexa Historical Society. (1999). Heritage of Lenexa: Historic sites, street names. Lenexa, KS: Lenexa Historical Society. ]

Gillette Street: H.D. Gillette moved to Lenexa in 1870 and started the first blacksmith shop. [Lenexa Historical Society. (1999). Heritage of Lenexa: Historic sites, street names. Lenexa, KS: Lenexa Historical Society. ]

Goddard Avenue: Named for prominent pioneer family in Shawnee. [Lenexa Historical Society. (1999). Heritage of Lenexa: Historic sites, street names. Lenexa, KS: Lenexa Historical Society. ]

Hadley Street: Named for Jeremiah Hadley the superintendent of the Quaker Mission in 1856. [Journal Herald. May 13, 1999 p. 7.]

Hallet Street: Hallet C. Parrish was former City attorney of Shawnee. [Lenexa Historical Society. (1999). Heritage of Lenexa: Historic sites, street names. Lenexa, KS: Lenexa Historical Society. ]

Hayes: Named for Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th president of the United States. [Journal Herald. May 13, 1999 p. 7.]

Hocker: Richard W. Hocker developed 40 acres west of Turkey Creek and named it Hocker Grove, but he never lived there. [Journal Herald. May 13, 1999 p. 7.]

Johnson Drive: Named for Reverend Thomas Johnson, founder of the Shawnee Methodist Mission and director of the Manual Labor Training School. [Journal Herald. May 13, 1999 p. 7.]

Kessler Lane: German immigrant George Kessler settled in the area on Kessler’s bluff, now called Sherwood Forest. [Journal Herald May 13, 1999 p. 7]

Lackman: William Lackman was a farmer, stock raiser and landowner who built a Victorian home at 11800 Lackman Road in 1886. [Lenexa Historical Society. (1999). Heritage of Lenexa: Historic sites, street names. Lenexa, KS: Lenexa Historical Society. ]

Lamar: Buxton named the street Lamar after Lucius Quitus Cincinatus Lamar, Georgian politician and mathematics professor. Overland Park (Kan.).  [Community Development Dept. Comprehensive Planning Division. (1978). History of Overland Park. Overland Park, KS: City of Overland Park. p. 58.]

Lee Boulevard: Named for Oscar Grant Lee, who built a house at 2320 West 96th Street in the early 1920s.

[“Home of Oscar Grant Lee (boulevard namesake) is still occupied today” Sun July 11, 1986]

Legler: Named for Adam Legler family who came to area.

Lenexa: Name changed from East Frontage Road to Lenexa Drive. Lenexa was named after a Shawnee Indian woman, Na-Nex-Se Blackhoof. [ Lenexa Historical Society. (1999). Heritage of Lenexa: Historic sites, street names. Lenexa, KS: Lenexa Historical Society. ]

Lichtenauer Drive: Named for Joseph and Berdine Zahner Lichtenauer. [Lenexa Historical Society. (1999). Heritage of Lenexa: Historic sites, street names. Lenexa, KS: Lenexa Historical Society. ]

Lone Elm: Named for a campground on the Santa Fe Trail. It took its name from a large Elm tree that served as a landmark. [Lenexa Historical Society. (1999). Heritage of Lenexa: Historic sites, street names. Lenexa, KS: Lenexa Historical Society. ]

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One response to “JoCo Street Names: D – L

  1. Nancy Troutman

    I’ve always wondered about Loiret.

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