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Elkhart, Kansas

Elkhart, Kansas

"Slowly, the covered wagons came carrying these determined people with their dreams of becoming "independent land owners". The absence of human landmarks neither depressed nor disheartened, but instead they found something frank and joyous in the open-faced country.

They lived in dugouts and sod houses (lumber was scarce on the "treeless" plains) and purchased their needs on credit, later paid for by the fruits of their endeavors, the sale of cattle or at the time of harvest."

...Writen by Helen C. Brown, Museum Director


Morton County has 26,702 acres of walk-in hunting.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Tri-State Marker

Visitors will want to see "8 Mile Corner", where the states of Kansas, Colorado and Oklahoma meet. It is located eight miles west of Elkhart on the State Line Road.

Elkhart, KS Markers

Olympic Medalists Glen Cunningham and Thane Baker

Glenn ran on the 1932 and 1936 U.S. Olympic teams winning a silver medal in 1936 in the 1500 meters. In 1938 he set an indoor mile world record with a time of 4.04.4

Elkhart, KS Famous People

Santa Fe "Companion" Trail

The Cimarron National Grassland near Elkhart, Kansas, contains 23 miles of the Santa Fe Trail's Cimarron Route, the longest Trail segment on public land. A 19-mile "companion"

Elkhart, KS Natural Attractions

Whistle Stop Park

The newest city park, Whistle Stop Park, runs parallel to the railroad tracks of Elkhart and covers 23.5 acres. Located along Highway 56

Elkhart, KS Recreation

Point Rock Golf Club

Hidden in the Southwest Corner of Kansas you will find Point Rock Golf Club. Point Rock is the newest of the nine-hole golf courses that have been built in Southwest Kansas. Point Rock get its name from the Point of Rocks area Northwest of the City of Elkhart in the Cimarron National Grasslands.

Elkhart, KS Golf Courses

Things to do near Elkhart, KS

Wichita County Cemeteries

An effort has been made to compile records on all known cemeteries and single graves that are known to exist in Wichita Count...

The Mormon Batallion

On September 19, 1846 a 500 man Morman Battalion arrived at the Springs on their way to California to fight in the Mexican Wa...

Jetmore City Lake Fishing Report

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT ACCURATE FISHING REPORTS: This is just to remind you that fishing reports are given with the bes...