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Ellsworth, Kansas

  • 22miles Northeast of Ellsworth
    Wilson LakeWilson Lake is an important recreational resource for many of the surrounding towns. It is a 9,100-acre lake and has over 100... continue
  • 24miles Southeast of Ellsworth
    Kanopolis Lake Kanopolis Lake, with a normal pool surface of about 3,000 acres, attracts thousands of campers, hunters, fishermen, and water sports enthusiasts each year. ... continue

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The Hodgden House

The Hodgden House, built by Perry Hodgden, was the first private home to rebuild with stone after these fires. It was completed in 1878. The house was restored to its former elegance as one of the grand houses of Ellsworth in 1961.

Ellsworth, KS

1873 Jail

The old jail is the oldest building in Ellsworth. Earlier jails were temporary structures like cages. At other times, prisoners were housed in private homes. This jail was authorized on April 2 1872, with the lower floor designated as the jail and the upper floor to be used as court rooms. (

Ellsworth, KS Historic Buildings

Oriel Building

One of only a few bartizan style structures remaining in Kansas, the old Signature Insurance Building with its signature oriel window stands as an architectural landmark of the early drover history of Ellsworth, Kansas.

Ellsworth, KS Museums


Things to do near Ellsworth, KS

Waconda Lake Boating

Six boat ramps are located around the Wildlife Area. ...

Outdoor Recreation

City Park - Located on East 3rd