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Onaga, Kansas

Onaga, Kansas

Onaga was platted in 1877 by the Kansas Central Railroad president, Paul E. Havens, and is located on the west slope of the Vermillion River in northeastern Kansas. Our beautiful small city is nestled in a little green valley on a series of hills rising to the north of a small stream. Picturesque main street runs from the winding railroad northward eight blocks on a gradual rise of one of these hills.

The name of the city is derived from that of an Indian Chief called Onaje. This chief and his tribe formerly roamed over the Potawatomi Indian Reservation until they moved to Arizona where another town was named for him.

The stability of the city stems from its diverse heritage originating from German settlers in the Mill Creek and Hise Creek Territory, French and Swiss in French Creek, the Irish in Coal Creek, and Pennsylvania Dutch in the Vermillion Valley.

Today, many of the original limestone buildings remain along main street adding to its appeal. We have local access to a wide variety of retail and service businesses including a modern hospital, medical clinic, and a new assisted living facility, along with a nursing home, a bank, grocery store, hardware, restaurants, and a fantastic new nine hole golf course just to name a few. We are home to USD 322, a school system that cares about the needs of our children.

The Historical Society Museum invites you to learn about our heritage and enjoy our warm hospitality.


Potawatomie County has 1,707 acres of walk-in hunting.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Doughboy Memorial

The Doughboy was purchased by the American Legion and dedicated November 11, 1920

Onaga, KS Memorials

Cool Springs Golf Course

A stunning 9-hole course, Cool Springs Golf Course features 3,005 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36

Onaga, KS Golf Courses

Log Cabin

Located on the grounds of the Onaga Historical Society Museum is a cabin that was "uncovered" when an old house on the Kirke Grutzmacher farm was torn down. According to L.B. "Barney"

Onaga, KS Pioneer Life


St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

The lots for the Catholic Church were purchased on November 22, 1881. The original frame building was used as a place of worship until 1948 when the present stone church was completed. The 400 pound bell and the crucifix were saved from the old church.

Onaga, KS Historic Churches

Things to do near Onaga, KS

Kansas Walleye Association

http://kansaswalleye.org/ You are invited to the five scheduled tournaments at some of the finest lakes in Kansas. The ...

Muddy Creek Bridge

The Muddy Creek Bridge is a reinforced concrete bridge which is listed on the National Register and is believed to hav...

Fall River Fishing

Fisheries management has included stockings of largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, walleye, white bass and channel catfish. W...

Stagg Hill Golf Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...