About Topeka, Kansas

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Topeka is the capital of the state of Kansas, located in Shawnee County. First established by name in 1826, Topeka’s name comes from a Kansa-Osage word that means “a good place to dig potatoes”. Like the rest of the Great Plains regions, Topeka had a booming 19th century. Furthermore, Topeka is known for the groundbreaking Supreme Court case Brown V Board of Education. Topeka is located along the Kansas River, also known as the Kaw River, Kaw Valley, or simply the Kaw.

Wildlife in Topeka

Wildlife in Topeka are quite diverse, as the environments in the state are also. Kansas is home to nearly 700 types of animals and 25,000 types insects.