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Hillsboro, Kansas

Hillsboro, Kansas

Hillsboro is nestled among three famous trails. Pioneers traveled the Gnadenau Trail to settle the area in 1874. During the 1860s-70s, ranchers drove cattle from Texas up the Chisholm Trail just west of Hillsboro to Abilene. Throughout the 1800s, merchants drove supplies west along the Santa Fe Trail north and west of Hillsboro, which is located on the Auto Tour Route of the trail.

Hillsboro has a state wide reputation as a most progressive community and rises above the rolling prairie of central Kansas as a monument to the labor and vision of those who went before.

In Hillsboro, drama and art mix with hometown hospitality to form a rich and inviting cultural heritage. Tabor College, a four year liberal arts institution, also adds to the diversity of cultural and sporting events.

Standing on the threshold of its second century, Hillsboro welcome visitors to enjoy an area known for its rich history, exciting recreation and scenic beauty.

Come be a part of life's celebrations. Come to Hillsboro!

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Salem Orphan's Home Cemetery

Although known as the Salem Orphan's Home Cemetery, this field of graves once belonged to the Industrial School and Hygiene Home for the Friendless. Incorporated in 1890, the purpose of the home was to "

Hillsboro, KS Cemeteries

The Kreutziger Schoolhouse

The Kreutziger Schoolhouse reminds us of the early education on the Kansas prairie, 1886-1960. Today the bell tower, the desks and the stove show how one teacher taught eight grades with an average of from 20 to 30 students.

Hillsboro, KS Historic Schoolhouses

The William Schaeffler House

Reflective of a prosperous midwestern family in the early years of the century, this home of Lutheran immigrant, William F. Schaeffler from Germany, was constructed in 1909. Part of the reason the house is now a museum could be attributed to its "modern"

Hillsboro, KS Museums

Historic Mennonite Brethren Church

This is the oldest Mennonite Brethren church building in the United States. Built in 1893, it was the first classroom of Tabor College, a Mennonite Brethren liberal arts college. The Mennonite Brethren Church is one of several distinct denominational families within the larger Mennonite/

Hillsboro, KS Historic Churches

Mennonite Settlement Museum

The Mennonite Settlement Museum celebrates the thousands of immigrant Russian and Polish Mennonites who settled in western Marion and eastern McPherson Counties in the early 1870s. The museum includes: The historic Peter Paul Loewen House

Hillsboro, KS Museums

Things to do near Hillsboro, KS

Latham Cemetery

The Latham Cemetery has stone markers dating to the early period of the town's history in the late 1880s. Cemetery records c...