The central part of Johnson County is Lenexa City that is cited in northeast Kansas. In 2005, the population of the city is about 43,434. Lenexa was named as #26 best small town to live in the United States by Money magazine in July of 2009. Lenexa belongs to the Kansas City Metropolitan Area.
Records Center controlled by the National Archives & Records Administration is in Lenexa. The center accumulates federal records from the state of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska together with Department of Veterans and the Internal Revenue Service. The center is also known as “The Caves” and the facility keep items from the trauma room where John F. Kennedy was pronounces dead after the murder.
The city has a total area of 34.4 square miles that compose of land around 34.4 square miles and water of 0.2 square miles.
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Lenexa was recognized as the “Spinach Capital of the World” in the 1930s and commemorates with the Spinach Festival every September of the year. Every June the city hosts the “Great Lenexa barbecue Battle” which is also the Kansas State Championship.
Lenexa does not have a public school district of its own. Students of Lenexa can go to Shawnee School District, De Soto School District or Olathe School District. Lenexa’s first high school was established in 2005, St. James Academy. Lackman Library, a branch of Johnson County Library can be found in the city.