Thirty-three miles of historic Santa Fe Trail cross 108,000 acres of the Cimaron National Grassland. Today one can still see ruts and the site where freight wagons camped at Middle Spring and used Point of Rocks as lookout point from 1821-1880.
A former trading post, Richfield became the county seat. It was shot up on many a Saturday night by cowboys who traveled the National Cattle Trail from Texas to Nebraska because of the cattle quarantine.
The Santa Fe Trail Railroad headed southwest from Dodge City, and the towns of Rolla, Wilburton and Elkhart sprang up along the southern border because of the tracks.
Morton County was established in 1886 and after several battles for the county seat, it was moved from Richfield to Elkhart in 1961.
Explore Morton County
A visit to the Morton County Historical Museum is an exploration in history. As you enter the museum, you will note the beautiful paintings around the room, depicting the history of Morton County. All are painted by local artists, reflecting pride in sturdy pioneer ancestors.Elkhart, KS Museums
Hidden in the Southwest Corner of Kansas you will find Point Rock Golf Club. Point Rock is the newest of the nine-hole golf courses that have been built in Southwest Kansas. Point Rock get its name from the Point of Rocks area Northwest of the City of Elkhart in the Cimarron National Grasslands.Elkhart, KS Golf Courses
Welcome to the Cimarron National Grassland, one of twenty National Grasslands administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. At 108,175 acres it is the largest area of public land in Kansas and the only parcel managed by the Forest Service.Elkhart, KS Park