Olathe


Olathe
/oh lay"theuh/, n.
a city in E Kansas. 37,258.

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      city, seat (1858) of Johnson county, northeastern Kansas, U.S. Olathe, which lies 20 miles (32 km) southwest of Kansas City, was founded in 1857 on the Santa Fe Trail. Its name derives from the Shawnee Indian word for “beautiful.” The town was raided by the guerrilla leader William C. Quantrill (Quantrill, William C.) in 1862. Chief manufactures include cowboy boots, electronic devices for aircraft, batteries, and machinery. Olathe is the site of the Kansas State School for the Deaf (founded in 1861 and moved to Olathe in 1866) and MidAmerica Nazarene University (1966). The city's 19th-century heritage is preserved at the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm. War memorabilia is displayed at Old Olathe Naval Air Museum. Olathe was the fastest-growing city in Kansas in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Inc. 1857. Pop. (1990) 63,352; (2000) 92,962.

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