La Cygne is located four miles west of U.S. Highway 69 on Kansas Highway 152 (Linn County 2200 Road) in extreme eastern Kansas. The city lies in one of the most beautiful valleys of the state in the northern portion of Linn County. La Cygne was established in 1869 on the banks of the Marais des Cygnes River. The French translation for Marais des Cygnes means "Marsh of the Swans." The French translation for La Cygne means "The Swan."
La Cygne's population is 1,149 according to the 2010 census. The city offers public water, sewer, and natural gas services to its residents and businesses. Refuse can be taken to the local compactor or, for a monthly fee, pick-up is available at your home or place of business. Electrical services are provided by Evergy (formerly Kansas City Power & Light). Local and long-distance phone service, cellular phone service, television and high-speed Internet services via fiber network are all available through La Cygne-based Peoples Telecommunications, LLC. These services and vendors can be found on our Other Utilities page.
Superb fishing, camping facilities and other recreational activities are available at Linn County Park on La Cygne Lake. Reservations are recommended for holiday weekends. More information can be found on our La Cygne Lake page.
The City of La Cygne is governed by an elected mayor and a five-person city council. Members serve four-year terms on a staggered basis. The mayor and council are assisted by several appointed boards and committees that are assigned specific responsibilities.
Prairie View USD 362, five churches and over 1,100 friendly, caring citizens contribute in making La Cygne a great place to live and conduct business. The nearby four-lane U.S. 69 highway generates rapid and safe access to and from the entire Kansas City metro area.
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