Welcome to Ellis County.
Our county is made up of communities with a rich pioneer heritage and a vision for a promising future. Ellis County serves as a regional hub for Northwest Kansas in providing financial, medical, educational, and professional services. In addition, our strong oil and agricultural production profiles Ellis County as a leader in these fields.
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Kansas Merci Boxcar Museum & Veterans Memorial Park At the close of World War II the French nation was devastated. Reconstruction was a slow process. Farmlands had been ravished. War-damaged factories had to be rebuilt and retooled before industry could begin the production of civilian goods. By 19Hays, KS Museums
The famous American, Walter P. Chrysler, spent his youth in Ellis, where he learned his trade as a mechanic with the Union Pacific Railroad. Chrysler's youth began 1878 in Ellis. When he was 17, he was hired as a sweeper and eventually became a machinist'Ellis, KS Museums
Just off I-70 at Exit 145 is Ellis Lakeside Campground. This picturesque campground is nestled along the south bank of Big Creek just two blocks off Washington Street on East 8th. This campground is fully equipped with handicapped accessible showers and bathhouse. The campground has 17Ellis, KS RV Parks
Nearly a dozen art sculptures are located on the beautiful campus of Fort Hays State University. This self guided walking tour is a great way to enjoy the beautiful artwork on the FHSU campus. The interactive map link shows the location of the various pieces of artwork including the unique "Hays, KS Arts
The Ellis County Historical Society Museum preserves and illustrates local history by housing exhibits of artifacts, collections of documents, photographs, manuscripts and other archival materials that reflect this region's past. The museum displays over 25,000Hays, KS Museums
The Kansas Postcard Collection was donated to Fort Hays State University and the community of Hays by the Association of Community Arts Agencies in 2006. The display is located in the FHSU Robbins Center and is one of the largest collections of original Kansas Art in the world. There are 635Hays, KS Arts
When the Germans settled on the Kansas high plains over a century ago, after homesteading their farm and establishing a church, the next priority was to build a schoolhouse. This schoolhouse was originally built in Russell County in the 1870'Hays, KS Historic Schoolhouses