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Junction City, Kansas

Junction City, Kansas

From the very beginning, the people of Junction City have demonstrated a remarkable capacity to accept and absorb newcomers. Settlers and travelers came to this spot at the junction of two rivers from a variety of cultures, denominations and ethnic backgrounds. Differences may have been noted, but it seems they were not dwelt upon for long. Very early, Junction Citians were working together to create a town with all the facilities and atmosphere necessary to nurture growth and quality family life, even on the frontier.

Junction City had four names before it finally setteled with the name Junction City. On February 9, 1859, in a special act, the Kansas Territorial Legislature incorporated the town of Junction City. The new town grew rapidly and within ten years had become a thriving community which continues today.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Starcke/Henderson Period House Museum

The Starcke/Henderson Period House museum located just south of the Geary County Historical Museum was developed to showcase the Historical Society museum's growing collection of vintage household furniture and accessories. The main portion of this brick cottage was built in 1885

Junction City, KS Museums

Geary County Historical Society Museum

The three-story, native limestone building which houses the Geary County Historical Museum, has been described by architects as a "unique and magnificent structure and an outstanding example of the stonecutter's art."

The building, originally the Junction City High School, was constructed in 1

Junction City, KS Museums

First Baptist Church

The First Baptist Church was organized in Junction City on November5, 1865. This building was dedicated January 27, 1867, and served as the Baptist Church until the adjacent building was occupied in 1917. Under the stucco exterior are the original native limestone blocks.

Junction City, KS Historic Churches

Episcopal Church of the Covenant

This historic limestone church was built in 1859 and is the oldest Episcopal Church in continuous use in Kansas.

Junction City, KS Historic Churches

Historic Opera House

The Junction City Opera House and City Offices/Fire Station opened in January, 1882, in a stately red brick structure featuring a tall pointed tower with a four-faced clock. In January 1898, almost 16

Junction City, KS Opera Houses

Things to do near Junction City, KS

Gronquist Residence

This home was originally a coach stop and inn in the 1870s and much later, bought and added onto by A.S. Allendorph, a well k...

W.W. Finney House

Built in 1907, is a Shingle style with limestone accents. Finney and his son, Ronald, were successful financiers and close as...

The Yellow Brick Quilt

Kansas and quilting have gone hand in hand since 1854 when Kansas was still a territory. During immigration to Kansas, quilts...

Great Life Golf & Fitness at Chisholm Trail

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...