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Jetmore, Kansas

Jetmore, Kansas

The friendly, community of Jetmore has been in existence since 1882. In 1879 when the county votes were being collected for designating the county seat, Jetmore was then entered as a little town named Buckner. Buckner won but, it was not until a court decision, in an action brought by A.B. Jetmore and T.S. Haun, ordered a recount of votes and a declaration of election that the commissioners finally acted. It is not certain why the name of Jetmore was given to the former town of Buckner. The Hauns filed their plat of Jetmore under that name on March 25, 1882. The name of the post office had already been changed. A record of commissioners' proceedings of the period shows a bill for $200 presented by Mr. Jetmore for services in the court action above recorded. Perhaps the name was given in recognitions of services rendered but uncompensated. After all, who would not consider it worth two hundred dollars to have a town named for him?

A railroad came to Jetmore in 1887, but was discontinued in 2004. The first eighty years of Jetmore's life was rough and rugged, as the people stood up to cattle wars, vigilantes, prairie fires, blizzards, and droughts.


Hodgeman County has 33,118 acres of walk-in hunting.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Sawlog Mural

The 'point of rocks'

Jetmore, KS Arts

Jetmore City Lake

Jetmore City Lake, three miles west and one and one-half south of Jetmore, is located on Spring Creek. The lake is popular for camping, fishing, bird watching, boating, water skiing, beach volleyball, swimming and hiking. Rolling grassland surrounds the area with the bluffs in the background.

Jetmore, KS Recreation

Hodgeman State Lake & Wildlife Area

Hodgeman State Lake & Wildlife Area is located 4 miles east of Jetmore on Highway 156, then 2 miles south. The State Lake measures 87 acres, which are periodically dry. When water is present the lake is stocked. The Wildlife Area encompasses 254

Jetmore, KS Recreation

Fort Hays-Fort Dodge Road

The Fort Hays-Fort Dodge Road is an interesting trail crossing the eastern part of Hodgeman County. The road was used to haul freight from the rail head to connect to the Santa Fe Trail, Fort Dodge and the New Mexico. The Duncan'

Jetmore, KS Historical Markers

Buckner Valley Park

Buckner Valley Park is located five and one-half miles west of Jetmore on Buckner Creek. The original dam site on the Buckner Creek was built through the Works Progress Administration (WPA)

Jetmore, KS Recreation

Things to do near Jetmore, KS

Chamber of Commerce

Although the chamber has no permanent office the members will give directions and help any visitor with information. look for...