Originally name in honor of John C. Calhoun, Secretary of War under President Monroe and a pro-slavery sympathizer, the name was changed in 1859 to honor Andrew Jackson, formaer President and an anti-slavery sympathizer.
The county contains nine cities and the Prairie Band Potawatomi Reservation. The county square is located in downtown Holton, approximately 3/4 mile east of U.S. 75 highway on Kansas 16 (4th St.)
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Holton Country Club, established in 1924, invites you to enjoy the seclusion of a 9 hole, par 35 hideaway. Fairways lined with majestic hardwoods follow the gentle, rolling landscape. Experience the undulating bent-grass greens. Many of the fairways are lined with oak trees that are over 100Holton, KS Golf Courses
A Sears Roebuck and Co. concrete block house was featured in the 1908 General Catalog for $1,995.00. That amount allowed for paid labor for assembling the house. The concrete blocks were made on site with a Wizard of Buckeye Concrete Block Machine which were sold in the same catalog.Holton, KS Historic Homes
Hotel Josephine is a reminder of the days when 14 passenger trains daily served the Holton community. The hotel was built by prominent Holtonian A.D. Walker in 1889 who financed construction of the two story red brick building by selling stock subscriptions to fellow townspeople.Holton, KS Historic Buildings
Private museum of dolls, dolls houses, caricatures, displayed in an attractive exhibit. There are over 400 dolls displayed. Dolls range from 1890 to present. About 20 personality dolls, i.e. Elvis, Jackie, Princess Di, Michael Jackson etc. Located on lower level of "Expressions Gift &Holton, KS Museums
Rich in cultural tradition, the Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribe currently reside on 11 square miles, 77,000 acres, west of U.S. 75. Tribal membership is over 4,300 with approximately 500 living on the reservation and the remainder living across the United States.Holton, KS Indian Reservations