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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

Henry Laurens Call Home

This is the home of Socialist lawyer, author, and lecturer, Henry Laurens Call. Call built the first airplane west of the Mississippi River in 1908. It was called the "Girard Airship", dubbed by the townspeople as the "Mayfly" because, "it may fly!" It didn't. Call built fourteen planes in all.

Girard, KS Historic Homes

Raymond Community Home

This beautiful old home was built in 1893 by Mr. Raymond for his bride. All the woodwork in the house is natural and different woods were used. John E. Raymond was one of Girard's founding fathers, a merchant, and a banker.

Girard, KS Historic Homes

Things to do near Girard, KS

John Redmond ORVs

Two popular areas are the Otter Creek Offroad Vehicle Area and the Hickory Creek Trail. The Otter Creek ORV area is located a...

Fort Scott Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...