Beloit, Kansas

Beloit, Kansas

Beloit, county seat of Mitchell County, is located in the Solomon River Valley in the north central area of Kansas. It is also in the center of the Smoky Hills in the land of the Kansas Post Rock. It is located on U.S. Highways 24 & 14, and K- 9. Beloit is 50 minutes from Interstate 70 and 30 minutes from U.S. Highway 81. It is 3 1/2 hours from the Rocky Mountains. Beloit is located 15 minutes from Waconda Lake and Glen Elder State Park. This area provides excellent fishing, hunting, camping and nature study. The whole area provides for the needs of an abundance of birds and wildlife including bald eagles, herons, cranes, deer, prairie dogs, bobcat, quail, pheasant, prairie chickens, waterfowl, etc.

The state's central location, productive workforce, excellent educational system, equitable tax structure, abundant energy resources with competitive rates as well as incentives to business such as tax relief and training assistance make Kansas an ideal location.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Port Library

The Port Library was built as a home of the late Mrs. Emma Port in 1916 and donated to the City of Beloit in 1931

Beloit, KS Historic Homes

Col. William Newton Kinslow

When Col. William Newton Kinslow died in Beloit on Oct. 18, 1948, many attended his funeral, but no one bought him a head stone to mark his final resting place. At 6'7", Kinslow was a member of the National Society of Longfellows and at one time was listed as the second tallest man in Kansas.

Beloit, KS Pioneer Life

St. John's Catholic Church

A structure built of native limestone completed in 1904 in the form of a Latin Cross of Romanesque and Gothic style. It was the first church built in the United States with flying buttresses and an entire stone ceiling. The twin towers are 100' tall, 108' including the crosses adorning each tower.

Beloit, KS Historic Churches

Mitchell County Museum

The museum, organized in 1971, has four floors of displays featuring historical items of Mitchell County. The building was formerly a nurses home built in 1929 in a "Williamsburg" design. Displays include: Dishes, quilts, guns, china head dolls, iron toys, old maps, 400 bells, an 1867

Beloit, KS Museums

Little Red Schoolhouse

This unique and original schoolhouse, built in 1871, has been completely restored to 19

Beloit, KS Historic Schoolhouses

Things to do near Beloit, KS