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Stockton, Kansas

Stockton, Kansas

Small Town Living at its Best Nestled in the valley of the South Fork of the Solomon River at the junction of U.S. Highways 24 and 183, Stockton residents enjoy the peace and quiet of rural living without losing the urban amenities. In addition to its scenic location and its pioneer heritage, Stockton has several features that make it unique.

Stockton, with a population of just under 1,500 people, offers a slower-paced, relaxed lifestyle. Children still ride bikes all over town, neighbors still sit on porches to enjoy quiet evenings, it's small town America at its best. For those who might like to de-stress their lives, Stockton is a wonderful place to call home. Whether it's to retire, own a business, or raise a family, Stockton is a great place to grow.

Stockton is located within an hour's drive of six large man-made lakes with over 40,000 acres of public hunting area. In the immediate vicinity are Webster State Park and Reservoir and Kirwin Reservoir. These facilities offer camping, fishing, hunting, and other outdoor activities. The entire area abounds with pheasant, quail, deer, and wild turkey making this a hunter's paradise each fall.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Carnegie Library

The Stockton Library was built in 1911 by money received from Andrew Carnegie. In 1984

Stockton, KS Carnegie Libraries

Rooks County Historical Museum

Rooks County's French Canadian and German ancestry and the region's history can be reviewed at the Museum where the past is preserved for both present and future generations. The museum contains tourist information, local history exhibits, and genealogy capabilities.

Stockton, KS Museums

Old Log Hotel

The Old Log Hotel is Stockton's first hotel erected in 1871. Joseph McNulty, the owner, operated it for cattlemen moving west. The original site is across the street to the north where Stockton High School currently is.

Stockton, KS Pioneer Life


Rooks County Courthouse

In 1923 a new courthouse replaced the native stone structure of 1881. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Rooks County Courthouse is a source of local pride. A permanent memorial in front of the courthouse honors individuals who served in the nation's armed services.

Stockton, KS Historic Courthouses

Things to do near Stockton, KS

80 Foot Wide Brick Streets

Take a walk along the 80 foot wide brick streets of downtown. WaKeeney was founded in 1879 by the efforts of a 33 year old Ch...

Goodman State Fishing Lake & Wildlife Area

Goodman State Fishing Lake and Wildlife area boasts a 40 acre lake and 225 acre upland wildlife area. The area is owned by th...