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Founded: 1867; Located in Ellsworth County, (county seat), in the North Central Region of the state 7 miles south of I-70. State Hwys 14, 140 and 156 run through the town. Pop. (2000) 3000, a decrease of 158 since 1990. Elev: 1550 feet.

Established near Fort Harker and the Smoky Hill River, the fledgling community nearly succomed to several nearly simultaenous calamities, but grew to compete with Abilene as a cattle shipping point, only to lose it's statsus to Dodge City as more railroads were built.

Visitors will find three lovely parks, a brand new swimming pool, one of the best golf courses in central Kansas, and two state lakes within 15 miles. The countryside near Ellsworth is known for superior hunting and fishing.

Accommodations in Ellsworth include Best Western Garden Prairie Inn. Click for more details, including other accommodations in the area, as well as online reservations.


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