|Founded: 1887||Population: 321 (1990)|
|School District: USD 299||Elevation: 1445 feet|
|ZIP code: 67481||Latitude: 39° 0' 34" N|
|Area Code: 785||Longitude: 98° 23' 38" W|
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Sylvan Grove is a town of approximately 300 people located
on the banks of the Saline River in western
half-way between Salina & Hays. The area is known for
wildlife and recreational activities, with pheasant hunting
in the fall and water sports at Lake Wilson in the summer
topping the list.
It's a pretty town. Over two-thirds of the businesses on the main street are located in limestone buildings. There's a neat old post-rock Lutheran School and a nice park. Sylvan Grove also has a couple of really nice turn-of-the-century homes.
This is the heart of post-rock country. The nearby Vonada Stone Company still produces stone fencposts.
A stone double-arch bridge is located nine miles north of Sylvan on Highway K-181. It was a meeting place for three different ethnic groups in the settling days of the area.
You can get to Sylvan Grove by taking exit 209 from I-70 and heading north about 12 miles, or by getting to the crossroads of K18 and K181 and heading south a mile. Flyers will find a 24 hour airport just 10 miles away in Lucas, Kansas.
City of Sylvan Grove (785) 526-7188
118 S. Main, P.O. Box 68 / Sylvan Grove, KS 67481
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