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St. Francis, Kansas

St. Francis, Kansas

In August, 1880, a Post Office was established in Wano, 1.5 miles northeast of present St. Francis at the trading post. During late 1887, while the railroad was being constructed, the first buildings were moved from Wano to St. Francis. The site, a Horse Ranch owned by the Lincoln Land Company, was surveyed in 1887, by A. L. Emerson, a New England sea captain who had run away from home to follow the sea at age 16. He led the movement to the new townsite and named it in honor of his brother, Francis, who had recently been deceased. The Saint was added later, and the Post Office was officially moved in 1888.


Cheyenne County has 21,629 acres of walk-in hunting.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Ye Olde Country Church

The Church was built by the First German Evangelical Lutheran Immanuel Church congregation in 1914. The original pump organ that was purchased and placed in the church in 1914

St. Francis, KS Historic Churches

Arikaree Breaks Driving Tour

The breaks, located on the extreme northern edge of Cheyenne County, are 36 miles long and approximately two to three miles wide. This area of extremely rough terrain, with its deep ravines and gullies is a marked contrast to the plains generally associated with the area. The breaks were formed 9,00

St. Francis, KS Tours

Duckland

The park offers families a unique opportunity to picnic and observe geese, ducks, and beaver on small ponds.

St. Francis, KS Parks

The Cheyenne County Museum

The museum features a diorama complete with prehistoric fossils uncovered locally. This diorama shows life as it progressed over the millenia on the High Plains, and includes furniture and period exhibits of frontier life. All of the exhibits are of Cheyenne County history.

St. Francis, KS Museums

Sawhill Park

Features one of the last bandshells in Kansas with its unique acoustics.

St. Francis, KS Amphitheaters

Things to do near St. Francis, KS

Little Bit's RV Hookups

30/50/110 electic, water, sewer near Kirwin Wildlife Refuge....

Cedar Bluffs Cemetery

My ancestors homesteaded in NW Kansas/SW Nebraska in the late 1800s. I am proud of them and they went through rough times, so...

Sharon Springs Golf Course

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Self-Guided Car Tour

Rawlins County self-guided car tour. A complete audio-visual experience! An audio tape has been produced that you simply inse...