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Strong City, Kansas

Strong City, Kansas

The town of Strong City originated in March of 1871 when the Santa Fe Railroad was completed to the point then known as Cottonwood Station. Strong City was referred to as Cottonwood Station until 1881. In February of 1881 a petition was signed by a majority of the citizens and presented to the legislature asking that the body officially change the name to Strong. It was approved and Cottonwood Station was renamed in honor of William Barstow (W.B.) Strong, General Superintendent and later, President of the Santa Fe Railway System, also known as A.T. and S.F. In 1945, "City" was added to the name Strong.

The frontier lives on around Strong City in the rich, unique history, culture, and ecology of the Great Plains enjoyed throughout the 11,000 acres of the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. See world class cowboys competing annually at the Flint Hills Rodeo, the oldest consecutively run professional rodeo in the state of Kansas.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Flint Hills Rodeo

The Flint Hills Rodeo is the oldest consecutively run professional rodeo in the state of Kansas. The top cowboys and cowgirls from throughout the midwest compete each year for over $50,000 in six traditional rodeo contests. Plan a spring trip to the "heart of the Kansas Flint Hills"

Strong City, KS Rodeos

The Z Bar/Spring Hill Ranch

When Stephen F. Jones built his home in the 1880's, it was a crowning achievement in his career as a cattleman. Built with hand-cut native limestone, the 11-room house is characteristic of the Second Empire style of 19

Strong City, KS National Parks

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

In 1994 the National Park Trust purchased the 10,894

Strong City, KS National Parks

Knute Rockne Memorial Marker

On March 31, 1931, the plane carrying Notre Dame's famous football coach, Knute Rockne, and H.J. Christen, J.H. Happer, W.B. Miller, Charles A. Robrecht, Spencer G. Goldwaite, Robert Frye, and Jess Mathias, crashed near Bazaar in Chase County, losing all lives.

Strong City, KS Memorials

Chase County State Fishing Lake

Chase State Fishing Lake and Wildlife Area lies in the center of the scenic Flint Hills region of Kansas. The 109-acre lake was constructed in 1964. The lake and surrounding 383 acre wildlife area are owned and managed by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks.

Strong City, KS Recreation

Things to do near Strong City, KS