City of Lane

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Lane is located in the southeast corner of Franklin County. The population is 225 as of 2010. The City was named in 1863 for Senator James Henry Lane, a leader of the Jayhawker abolitionist movement, who served as one of the first Senators of Kansas. The town's history is most associated with the night of May 24, 1856 when John Brown and seven of his men brutally murdered five pro-slavery men near Dutch Henry's Crossing. This event came to be known as the Pottawatomie Creek Massacre.

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