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Description
In 1856 Dr. John T. Barton, appointed physician to the Shawnee Indians, staked a claim to land to which the Shawnees were giving up tribal title and named the land after the Shawnee word for beautiful, Olathe. Shortly after Olathe was established, it replaced the settlement of Shawnee as the county seat.
After Kansas was admitted to the Union as a free state in 1861, the town became an easy target for Confederate guerilla commander William Quantrill and his raiders, who invaded and destroyed much of the settlement. Once the Civil War ended, however, Olathe began to rebuild. The rich farmland and a railroad brought new settlers to the area.

Visitor Info
Olathe Area Chamber of Commerce 18001 W. 106th St. Suite 160 OLATHE, KS 66061. Phone:(913)764-1050
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Current Location: Olathe, Kansas
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Best Western Plus Olathe Hotel
1580 S Hamilton Cir. Olathe, KS 66061
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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
12245 S Strang Line Rd. Olathe, KS 66062
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Hilton Garden Inn Olathe
12080 S Strang Line Rd. Olathe, KS 66062
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Hampton Inn by Hilton
12081 S Strang Line Rd. Olathe, KS 66062
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