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Atwood, Kansas

Atwood, Kansas

In April, 1879, T.A. Andrews and J.M. Matheny came to Rawlins County. They established a town site about two miles east of the present location, and named the town ATTWOOD for Matheny's 14 year old son who accompanied his father on the over west. It became apparent that the site was on school land so to gain clear title it was moved to the present location. In 1882, the Post Office requested the name drop one "t" becoming ATWOOD.

A standing tribute to the early pioneers, Atwood's presence on the prairie still boasts the friendly atmosphere and hard work ethic from which the city was born. When Atwood was settled in the Beaver Creek Valley in 1875, it became home to Germans, Czechoslovakians, Scandinavians, and other immigrant families that still live, work, and prosper in the heart of Rawlins County.

Visitors can find information and large variety of crafts, antiques and collectibles in the Ol' Depot, or one might choose to shop downtown Atwood located only a few blocks away. Atwood's business district is proud of its historic, yet well kept appearance. With stores of every kind, there is nothing to prevent shoppers from finding anything they need.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Rawlins County Courthouse

The Rawlins County Courthouse was built in 1906 and exemplifies Greco-roman architecture.

Atwood, KS Historic Courthouses

Lake Atwood

Lake Atwood is a beautiful 43

Atwood, KS Recreation

Buffalo Statue

The Buffalo Statue is located in front of the courthouse and was presented to the city by local sculptor, Pete Felton, renowned Kansas artist.

Atwood, KS Arts

25 Historical Sites

25 HISTORICAL SITES THROUGHOUT RAWLINS COUNTY
(According to Anselm Sramek's Historical Map)

A. BONE HILL - 11

Atwood, KS Tours

Hunting

Rawlins County is a hunter's paradise. Nationally known for some of the best hunting grounds in the country, hunter?s come from all over the country to the vast plains of Rawlins County to hunt for Pheasant, Deer, Quail, Dove, Duck and Wild

Atwood, KS Hunting

Things to do near Atwood, KS

Sheridan State Lake Fish Report

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT ACCURATE FISHING REPORTS: This is just to remind you that fishing reports are given with the bes...

Antelope Lake Fishing

Antelope lake has a maximum depth of 11 feet. There is some flooded timber at the west end of the lake. Species to fi...

Lighted Cross

The Lighted Cross was made possible by the effort and support of the local community. ...