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Civic Center (Brown County Fairgrounds)


category : Historic Buildings
Located on West 7th Street, the Fairgrounds are fronted by a wall constructed of native Kansas limestone. The main building is also constructed of Kansas limestone and has a large exhibit hall for showing animals at fairs as well a two wings where the show animals are kept. Constructed by the WPA in 1937 it is still in excellent condition. Many out of state visitors are amazed that a town the size of Horton could have such a large "Outstanding Fair Building."


Address: West 7th Street

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Werner Wagon Works and Guest House

Keeping Our Roots Alive by Passing on the Old Pioneer Skills Visiting Werner Wagon Works, located on the east side of beautiful Mission Lake, you'll be welcomed to "a piece of the past." Tour the working 1800'

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The Post Office Murals

The Horton Post Office was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989. The two murals on the Walls, "Picnic in Kansas" and "Changing of Horses for the Pony Express" were painted by Colorado artist, Kenneth Evett in 1938 and 1939

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Free Public Library

In 1901, the History and Literature Club, which had been organized in 1891, wrote a letter to Andrew Carnegie requesting his help in creating a public library in Horton. This encouraged Federated Women's Clubs to get a tax levy for establishing a library and in 1938

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Horton Swimming Pool

The Horton Swimming Pool features public swimming with a playground, tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts, and track, soccer and baseball fields are nearby.

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First Baptist Church

The First Baptist Church is located at 1101 Central Avenue and was charted November 16, 1887, with eleven members. The present church was built in 1915 after the congregation united with the Free Will Baptist Church. In 1946

Horton, KS Historic Churches

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Weaver Hotel

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Civic Center (Brown County Fairgrounds)

Located on West 7th Street, the Fairgrounds are fronted by a wall constructed of native Kansas limestone. The main building i...