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Stafford, Kansas

Stafford, Kansas

Stafford is "The Gateway" to the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge. Located only 6 miles north and 6 miles east of the city, the refuge is a birdwatcher's paradise.

Kansas honored many of the Civil War officers by naming its counties after them, and in the case of Stafford, the town and the county were named for Captain Lewis Stafford, Co. E, 1st Kansas, who was killed at the battle of Young's Point in Louisiana.

Beautiful Victorian homes are still maintained in their early charm, as well as some of the downtown structures that have been preserved for uses today. The lobby of the old hotel hasn't changed much and the building now serves as the Stafford Community Senior Center which can be rented for meetings, seminars, family or class reunions. The Ritz Theater on Main Street has been preserved and is used for occasional performances, concerts and private movie showings. Stop by the museum for a glimpse of the past, and then an interesting place to visit and rest is the Curtis Cafe, decorated with hundreds of completed jigsaw puzzles that cover the walls almost completely.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Santa Fe Depot

In 1886 the first iron horse, the train, thundered into Stafford. The line was the Chicago-Kansas and Western. This was changed to the Santa Fe ten years later. The AT&SF railroad runs east/

Stafford, KS Railroad History

Henderson House

A touch of aristocratic charm combined with friendly hospitality, this 1905 "doll house," which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Stafford, KS Historic Homes

Stafford County Historical Museum

This 21-room museum depicts the Stafford County's history through artifacts dating from the 1800's to the present. A wealth of regional data is maintained in the genealogical libray.

Stafford, KS Museums


Stafford County Country Club

Stafford County Country Club is a 9 hole golf course with grass greens. It's open to the public; pay when you play. For groups it'

Stafford, KS Golf Courses

Things to do near Stafford, KS

Grove Park Golf Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...