Friday, August 17, 2018
     

 

SMITH COUNTY, KANSAS


The Center of it All!

(Click above for Video!!!)

ATHOL                CEDAR                GAYLORD                KENSINGTON                LEBANON                SMITH CENTER


(Click the town name above for even more!)

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Unique shopping, Historical, Eventful, Accessible, Entertaining, Hunting and More!

From the prairies and bluffs that grace the landscape to the fertile land and beautiful limestone that are representative to the area, Smith County in north central Kansas gives new meaning to the ideal of rural living. Smith County is named in memory of Major Nathan Smith of the Second Colorado Volunteers who died in battle. The first homestead was established in 1871.

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Dr. Brewster M. Higley, a resident of Smith County, crafted a poem about life in this rural Kansas county in 1872.

 This poem later became the state song of Kansas, "Home on the Range". 

Tourists can visit the renowned 

Home on the Range cabin 

in Smith County where Higley resided.

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Other fascinating attractions include: 

the Old Dutch Mill, Little Miss Liberty - a replica of the Statue of Liberty,

 the historic battlegrounds of the Indian Fight at the Forks of Beaver Creek, 

and the Smith County Courthouse. 

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Click HERE for MAPS

Follow this link for city street maps, cemetery locations, and famous attractions!

The maps can even be imported for navigation on Google Maps too!

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Despite this colossal history, Smith County is committed to the economic vitality of future generations by merging agriculture and industry. 

Known as the Geographic Center of the 48 Contiguous States, Smith County has excellent schools, exceptional hunting, and welcoming residents. Smith County could be your home on the north central Kansas range!

 THERE IS A LOT TO LOVE ABOUT SMALL TOWN AMERICA!

  

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 Location: In North Central   Kansas along the northern   tier of counties, bordering   Nebraska on the north.

 North & South highways:    US 281 & KS Hwy 8

East & West highways:  US 36 and KS Hwy 9

 From Smith County to: 

Hays, KS - 92 miles            Salina, KS - 120 miles            Wichita, KS - 207 miles          Kansas City, MO - 265 miles    Denver, CO - 265 miles



 The Smith County Convention and Visitors Bureau is comprised of a group of individuals representing all areas of the county. They are responsible for allocating the 2% transient guest tax that is paid on gross receipts from sleeping accommodations within the county. This money is used to promote tourism and conventions in Smith County.