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Woodson County, KS

Woodson County , KSWelcome to beautiful, Woodson County, Kansas!

Scenic Woodson County is an artist's dream. No matter what the season, Woodson County's peaceful backroads and byways, with their awe inspiring beauty, beckon nature lovers, photographers and artists alike. Rich with the courage of its pioneer heritage, Woodson County has matured into a progressive community for today and tomorrow.

Gateway to the crossed-timbered area of the Chautauqua Hills and to the grasslands of the Flint Hills to its west, Woodson County provides a remarkable diversity of plant and animal life. Forested flood plains surrounded by terraces of prairie and hills of oak savannahs provide the visitor with an opportunity to observe some of the more diverse flora and fauna found in the state.

Agricultural interest dominated the early development of Woodson County and remain an important influence today. Known as the "Prairie Hay Capital of the World," the rich grasslands need no irrigation and provide excellent grazing for the abundant livestock. Wheat, soybeans, and sorghum are the prominent grain crops, giving area farmers a diversity uncommon in many areas. Long a leading oil producing county in southeast Kansas, an active and progressive oil industry continues in the county.

With two state managed lakes and wildlife areas, and two Yates Center city reservoirs, Woodson County offers many outdoor recreational opportunities for everyone! Swimming, fishing, hunting, golfing, water skiing, camping, boating, hiking, picnicking, bird watching, and wildlife viewing all make Woodson County a very special place to visit.

And there's more! Homemade arts and crafts, quaint shops with antiques and collectibles, historic sites, museums, beautiful sunsets, starlit nights, friendly down-home people and a slower, easier going pace - that's Woodson County, Kansas! Take some time to experience Woodson County's countryside, the warm country ways of its people. You'll surely "Fall In Love With Our Country."

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Woodson County Historical Museum

Woodson County Historical MuseumOne of the oldest remaining buildings in Yates Center (built in 1877-78)

Yates Center, KS Museums

Yates Center Reservoir

Yates Center Reservoir has approximately 212 acres of surface water, with 500

Yates Center, KS Recreation

South Owl Lake

South Owl Lake has approximately 276 acres of surface water. Nestled among the Blackjacks, South Owl Lake and it's surroundings offer a beautiful setting for an exciting fishing experience or wonderful family outing.

Yates Center, KS Recreation


Frannies

THIS IS NOW AN ARCHIVE PAGE -- WE HAVE LEFT IT UP BECAUSE SHE WAS A REALLY UNIQUE LADY. MY WIFE AND I ATE THERE AND SHE WAS SOMETHING ELSE. WE HARDLY COULD BELIEVE THE PRICE AND THE FACT THAT YOU PAID INTO THE REGISTER YOURSELF AND MADE YOUR OWN CHANGE. --- $1.00 EACH FOR THE MEAL!!!!!!!!

Yates Center, KS One Of A Kinds

Woodson County Courthouse

Woodson County CourthouseThe most significant building in the Yates Center Courthouse Square Historic District, the Woodson County Courthouse, was constructed from 1899-1900 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in October of 1985

Yates Center, KS Historic Courthouses

Lake Side Golf Course

Located just west of South Owl Lake is a nine hole course with sand greens. Fees and regulations are posted at the site.

Yates Center, KS Golf Courses


Yates Center Courthouse Square Historic District

The Yates Center Courthouse Square Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in May of 1986. It is comprised of 41 buildings, two structures and one site built between 1883 and 1928

Yates Center, KS Historic Districts

Opothle Yahola

Speaker - Prophet - Medicine Man of the Upper Creek Nation Opothle Yahola was born in the late 1700s in the tribal town called Tuckabatchee, within the Creek homeland of Alabama. In early times the Creeks owned all the lands in what is now Alabama & Georgia.

Yates Center, KS Indian Heritage

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