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

Buffalo Statue

The Buffalo Statue is located in front of the courthouse and was presented to the city by local sculptor, Pete Felton, renowned Kansas artist.

Atwood, KS Arts

25 Historical Sites

(According to Anselm Sramek's Historical Map)


Atwood, KS Tours

Outdoor Mural

This outdoor artwork is painted on the west side of the building at 4th and State Street, by H-D Productions, 1997.

Atwood, KS Arts

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

St. Francis GMA Sandpit and Wildlife Area

Five acres of water, camping, picnics, 480 acres of wildlife management for public hunting. ...

Kirwin Fishing

Fishing for walleye, black crappie, largemouth and smallmouth bass, wipers, channel catfish and other species is permitted in...