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Girard, Kansas

  • Post Office

    Built in 1918, the Girard Post Office was the smallest first class post office built at the time because of the huge volume of mail shipped from the Appeal To Reason newspaper. ...
    Post Office
  • Appeal to Reason Site

    A large brick building was on this site and was used by the Appeal To Reason newspaper in 1896. Its publisher was J.A. Wayland, a Socialist. About 750,000 copies were mailed out weekly in 1913 ...
    Appeal to Reason Site
  • S & W Supply

    Slawson & Wilson Supply is the oldest known business in Girard that is still using its original equipment. S & W Supply manufactures metal grave markers for shipment all across the United States. ...
    S & W Supply
  • Ice Barn and McFarland Lake

    Ice was harvested from the McFarland Lake and stored in this lovely old stone barn built in 1896. It was built for James McFarland who was in the ice buisiness. ...
    Ice Barn and McFarland Lake

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Big Flag Veteran Memorial

Drop by an see one of the nation's largest American Flags (30' x 60' - 130' high). While you can see the flag from your vehicle, you really must stand under the Big Flag to appreciate its true size, 130 feet high above the Kansas prairie honoring all war veterans.

Girard, KS Memorials


Huey Helicopter & Veteran's Memorial

On April 15, 1995, a formal ceremony dedicated a Huey Helicopter to its new home on the Southeast corner of the Crawford County Courthouse lawn. In addition to the Huey, a granite replica of the Vietnam Wall is engraved with the names of the 777

Girard, KS Memorials

Carnegie Library

The Carnegie Library was built in 1906 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Girard was the smallest city in the world to have a Carnegie Library, thanks to Miss Jane Addams, Founder of Chicago's Hull house and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931.

Girard, KS Carnegie Libraries

Historic Court House Square

The current courthouse was built in 1922 and boasts beautiful Italian marble on the inside. Deer Statue, located at the southwest corner of the square, marks the spot Girard Founder, Dr. Charles H. Strong shot a deer and proclaimed that he would build a town on this very spot in 1868

Girard, KS Historic Courthouses

Things to do near Girard, KS