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Tribune, Kansas

Tribune, the county seat, is home to over half of the county's 1,456 residents with a population around 765. Home to over 80 businesses, including four restaurants and three lodging establishments, Greeley County Health Services, the County Courthouse and Greeley County Schools, Tribune is the county's hub for goods, activity, and community interaction.

Founded in 1885 by W.C. Gerard of The Town Company, Tribune was originally known as Chappaqua. The name was changed shortly after Chappaqua's founding. The county's naming now centers around Horace Greeley, famed newspaper publisher and the man who coined the famous phrase "Go West, young man."

A quick drive down the town's main street, Broadway, reveals a number of family-owned businesses and services for the local resident or any out-of-town guests. Additional businesses are located along Greeley Avenue and Highway 96, with various others located throughout town.

The Horace Greeley Museum located in the historic stone courthouse invites you to a wealth of Greeley County history. Enhance your visit at our local down home restaurants and comfortable lodging establishments.


Greeley County has 23,715 acres of walk-in hunting.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Old Greeley County Courthouse

A post rock courthouse was built in Tribune in 1890, at a cost of $20,000. This three-story building was the hub of Greeley County, built on the public square. One of three oldest courthouses in Kansas, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1975

Tribune, KS Historic Courthouses

Prairie Ridge Golf Course

Located on the north edge of Tribune, the Prairie Ridge Golf Course is a nine-hole bent grass-green course with buffalo grass fairways and bluegrass tee boxes. Annual tournaments and events encourage team play and it'

Tribune, KS Golf Courses


G. L. Reid Building

The G. L. Reid Building, built in 1909 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was the lawyer's office.

The cement block building still remains in service on Main Street.

George L. Reid biography ...

Tribune, KS Historic Buildings


Things to do near Tribune, KS

Santa Fe Trail Driving Tour

Below is a self-guided driving tour of seven sites along highways 154 and 50 which parallels the original Santa Fe Trail....

Aubey Route

The Aubrey Route, which left the Santa Fe Trail on the Arkansas River at Chouteau's Island and Indian Mound, west of Lakin, c...

Middle Springs

A short distance east of Point of Rocks is Middle Springs, a small oasis on the prairie where water rises from an ever-flowin...

Historic Walking/Driving Tour

The brochure outlines a self-guided walking and/or driving tour of historic sites in Dodge City, The Santa Fe Trail and Fort ...