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Junction City, Kansas

Junction City, Kansas

From the very beginning, the people of Junction City have demonstrated a remarkable capacity to accept and absorb newcomers. Settlers and travelers came to this spot at the junction of two rivers from a variety of cultures, denominations and ethnic backgrounds. Differences may have been noted, but it seems they were not dwelt upon for long. Very early, Junction Citians were working together to create a town with all the facilities and atmosphere necessary to nurture growth and quality family life, even on the frontier.

Junction City had four names before it finally setteled with the name Junction City. On February 9, 1859, in a special act, the Kansas Territorial Legislature incorporated the town of Junction City. The new town grew rapidly and within ten years had become a thriving community which continues today.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

First Baptist Church

The First Baptist Church was organized in Junction City on November5, 1865. This building was dedicated January 27, 1867, and served as the Baptist Church until the adjacent building was occupied in 1917. Under the stucco exterior are the original native limestone blocks.

Junction City, KS Historic Churches

Kansas Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The 13x46 foot, black granite memorial was dedicated to the men and women who lost their lives in the Vietnam War. The memorial lists the names of the 797 Kansans who were either killed or are still officially listed as Missing in Action.

Junction City, KS Memorials

Episcopal Church of the Covenant

This historic limestone church was built in 1859 and is the oldest Episcopal Church in continuous use in Kansas.

Junction City, KS Historic Churches

Historic Opera House

The Junction City Opera House and City Offices/Fire Station opened in January, 1882, in a stately red brick structure featuring a tall pointed tower with a four-faced clock. In January 1898, almost 16

Junction City, KS Opera Houses


Things to do near Junction City, KS

Butler County Fishing Lake

Enjoy outdoor recreation at Butler County Fishing Lake. Basic camping, boating, boatlaunching, and picnic facilities. Wakeles...

Frederick Remington Ranch

This is the Homestead of the famous western artist, Frederick Remington. Large tours available....