Lakin Kansas

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Welcome to Lakin, Kansas

Location of Lakin, KS

The City of Lakin was founded in 1873 by John O' Loughlin to serve the needs of the pioneer spirit sweeping the nation. The O'Loughlin trading post was established to accommodate the passengers using the A.T. & S.F. rail service and pioneers traveling by wagon on the Santa Fe Trail.

The city was named after David Long Lakin, who was a trustee for the railroad company.  Since 1894, Lakin has served as the county seat of Kearny County. Lakin currently has a population of 2,379.

Lakin offers residents great schools, public facilities , fantastic year round recreation opportunities, and state of the art healthcare.



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Mayor & Council

The City of Lakin uses the Mayor-Council form of Government.  The Governing Body consists of a Mayor and five Council Members.  The City Council establishes policy, enacts ordinances and resolutions, holds public hearings, approves contracts and authorizes all public improvements.  The members of the governing body must act as a body or unit, and must assemble at properly convened meeting in order for an action to become the action of the city.