Founded: 1877 Elevation: 1421 ft., Population:(2000) 1,567. Located in the South Central Region
of the state, in northcentral Harper County
The town of Harper, (which is not the county seat), is mid-way between Bluff Creek and the Chikaskia River to the northeast.
On the AT&SF railroad, the old brick station may still used by the railroad for maintenance work. Highway US 160 and the Santa Fe railroad run east-west through Harper. K-14 runs along the west side of town, leading north into Kingman County, and K-2 runs northeast to Wichita.
The major industries in Harper are retail, lodging and education.