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Atwood, Kansas

Atwood, Kansas

In April, 1879, T.A. Andrews and J.M. Matheny came to Rawlins County. They established a town site about two miles east of the present location, and named the town ATTWOOD for Matheny's 14 year old son who accompanied his father on the over west. It became apparent that the site was on school land so to gain clear title it was moved to the present location. In 1882, the Post Office requested the name drop one "t" becoming ATWOOD.

A standing tribute to the early pioneers, Atwood's presence on the prairie still boasts the friendly atmosphere and hard work ethic from which the city was born. When Atwood was settled in the Beaver Creek Valley in 1875, it became home to Germans, Czechoslovakians, Scandinavians, and other immigrant families that still live, work, and prosper in the heart of Rawlins County.

Visitors can find information and large variety of crafts, antiques and collectibles in the Ol' Depot, or one might choose to shop downtown Atwood located only a few blocks away. Atwood's business district is proud of its historic, yet well kept appearance. With stores of every kind, there is nothing to prevent shoppers from finding anything they need.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Atwood Country Club

The Atwood Country Club nine hole golf course is situated by Lake Atwood. It is a golfer's delight with many trees providing cool shade.

Atwood, KS Golf Courses

Lake Atwood

Lake Atwood is a beautiful 43

Atwood, KS Recreation

Ol' Depot

The renovated Atwood Depot is now a gift and collectibles store that sits at the edge of Lake Atwood.

Atwood, KS Railroad History

Hunting

Rawlins County is a hunter's paradise. Nationally known for some of the best hunting grounds in the country, hunter?s come from all over the country to the vast plains of Rawlins County to hunt for Pheasant, Deer, Quail, Dove, Duck and Wild

Atwood, KS Hunting

Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church

This wonderful structure was built in 1906 by Bohemian immigrants from Czechoslovakia. Originally located nine miles north and three miles west of Atwood, the church formerly known as Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church was moved to the museum complex in 1994 by the citizens of Atwood.

Atwood, KS Historic Churches

Things to do near Atwood, KS

Spring Creek Casting

A gallery featuring the work of local artist, Anna Seeber Shaw, and is where castings of original sculptured artwork are prod...

Old Maid's Pool

The Old Maid's Pool, an ancient sinkhole long thought to be bottomless, is 125 yards in diameter apparently with neither inle...

Sheridan State Lake Fishing

Bluegill, channel catfish, crappie, largemouth bass, and red ear sunfish are just a few of the species awaiting anglers. Sola...