Founded: 1879 Population: 173 School District: USD 237 Elevation: 1592 feet ZIP code: 67638 Latitude: 39° 38' 38" N Area Code: 785 Longitude: 98° 50' 50" W
Gaylord is located in south central
[SM], county in the center of the beautiful Solomon
Valley. It is on Highway 9 and is 3 miles west of
Highway 281 in North Central Kansas. Glen Elder
dam is to the east and Kirwin dam to the west making
Gaylord a central location for hunting, fishing and boating.
Wildlife is abundant in our area and pheasant season
brings many hunters from great distances. There's also
plenty of deer, quail and turkey.
Agriculture is the mainstay of the area's economy with irrigated corn, milo and soybeans as well as wheat the prevalent crops.
To further enhance life in Gaylord there is a 9 hole golf course nearby. The Smith County courthouse is only 12 miles away in Smith Center as is a bowling alley, theater for other entertainment . A Family Practice Medical Clinic, fully staffed hospital and ambulance service are available in Smith Center. Kids in Gaylord go to schools at USD 237 in Smith Center. We invite anyone looking for quiet living in a friendly, caring community to come to Gaylord, you will find a warm welcome.
The Statue of Liberty that watches over the Solomon valley from a hilltop just east of town is a unique and well known landmark. If you are traveling through, stop by and check out our hospitality. There is a well cared for roadside park with picnic table as well as a city park just a block north of the highway that has restrooms, tables and outdoor fireplaces for your use. The grocery store, cafe and gas station could take care of your travel needs.
Gaylord, KS 67638 / (785) 697-2215
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