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Westmoreland, Kansas

Westmoreland, Kansas

The community of Westmoreland is nestled in Rock Creek Valley where Oregon Trail travelers once camped. Graves and wagon ruts remain in the area of this pioneer oasis. The town was surveyed in 1867, and was incorporated as a city in 1871. It is the County Seat of Pottawatomie County which was organized in 1856 and named for the Pottawatomie Indian Tribe, whose reservation at that time included part of the County.

The City was named Westmoreland by John McKimmons, the first postmaster, after his home county in Pennsylvania.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Westmoreland City Pool

The Westmoreland City Pool was constructed in 1991. Swimming lessons are available in the summer and the pool can also be rented for private parties. Adjacent to the pool is a shelter house and playground, all of which are part of Dechairo Park.

Westmoreland, KS

Covered Wagon Sculpture

A covered wagon and life-size team of bronze oxen attract attention along Highway 99, south of Westmoreland.

Westmoreland, KS Arts

Stone Church Museum

The stone church museum was built by the German Evangelical Association, organized in 1871. In 1914, The Church of Christ purchased the property, and used the Church until the year 1977

Westmoreland, KS Museums


Old City Well

Westmoreland's Historic Hand Dug Well was constructed in 1914, as 40

Westmoreland, KS Landmarks

Things to do near Westmoreland, KS

Marquette Municipal Swimming Pool

The Municipal Swimming Pool in the City Park is open from Memorial Day until Labor Day. Private party reservations are avail...

Bartell Hotel

This hotel, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, was built in February 1880. The red brick hotel contai...