Fun Facts About Wyandotte County
- At varying prehistoric times, Wyandotte County was an inland sea, a swamp, and a prairie.
- Wyandotte County spans over 111 square miles of Kansas riverbank where the Kansas and Missouri rivers meet.
- The county takes its name from the Wyandot Indian tribe, who settled this area in 1843.
- Moses Grinter was the first non-Indian settler of Wyandotte County. He operated a ferry across the Kansas River,
and built what is now possibly the oldest farmhouse in Kansas.
- In the late 1800's Kansas City, Kansas was the second largest meat packing center in the country.
- Wyandotte County is host to 30 annual festivals - hence the City of Festivals - Check out former
President Harry Truman's plow at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame.
- The Rosedale Memorial Arch in KCK pays tribute to soldiers who served in World War I.
The arch is based on the famous
Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France.
- The Kansas Speedway is now open with major motorsport racing in Wyandotte County.
But it's not the only raceway
in the county
- Lakeside Speedway has been in KCK for over 40 years.