Clocktower on the square in downtown Columbus, Kansas

Columbus
   Kansas

 


Founded: 1868
Population: 3268
Elevation: 910 feet
Latitude: 37° 10' 9" N
Longitude: 94° 50' 38" W
School District: USD 493 Titans
ZIP code:  66725 -  Area Code: 316

Location




Street decorations in Columbus, Kansas


Attractions

Auctioneers

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Dining

Education

Healthcare

Libraries
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Lodging

Realtors

Shopping

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Columbus Day Festival!
Annually in October

Columbus is the county seat of Cherokee [CK] county and is located at the junctions of highways US69 and K-96. It is a nice size town, large enough to have a hospital, 24-hour convenience stores, and familiar fast food, and small enough to feel comfortable.

The main square in Columbus has many ornate 1880s buildings and an active retail area. It is a nice place to explore; the Chamber of Commerce has tour maps.

History

L. N. Lee opened a general store at the site of Columbus in 1868. The town was organized and named in 1871 by a transplanted Ohioan named A. V. Peters.

Columbus was hit hard by a tornado in 1938.

Columbus was the birthplace of book lover Robert T. Aitchison whose collection of rare books is now part of the Ablah Library at Wichita State University.

Special Events

Newspaper

Financial Institutions

References

The WPA Guide to 1930s Kansas (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, reprint 1984) - See tour 13

History of Cherokee County Kansas and representative citizens;
Ed.and comp. by Nathaniel Thompson Allison, 1904 includes an all name index

Cherokee County in Pictures and Prose published in 1923.

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Columbus Chamber of Commerce
(620) 429-1492
320 E. Maple / Columbus, KS 66725

Explore Cherokee county or visit other Kansas Cities & Towns

January 17, 2006 / Tom and Carolyn Ward / Columbus, Kansas / tcward@columbus-ks.com
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