Founded: 1879, Population: 850 (1990), Elevation: 2307 feet.
Located in the Southwest Region
of the state, in Hodgeman County
, (County Seat). North of Dodge City
on US Hwy-283 and State Hwy-156. The nearest river is the Pawnee.
The geography is hilly in this area. One of the interesting facets of this community is the use of limestone building construction. There are several excellent examples, some of which were built in the 19th century. The local Haun Museum is remarkable in its representations of life in this area.
Attractions include: 9-hole golf course, Municipal swimming pool, a municipal lake. Hunting for quail, pheasant, deer and wild turkey is common. Guided hunts are also available in season. A city library, two parks and the Jetmore Motorplex, a NCRA certified dirt racing track.
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07/17 Coming to The area
Wild West Festival Hays City KS July3-6 A typical Kansas fair -- parade, big name music stars, games, demonstrations, competitions and shows, including fireworks.
Dodge City Days Dodge City KS July26-August4 The 10-day celebration hosts more than 50 events including Q-97 FM DODGE CITY DAYS COUNTRY Concert,
the top-rated Dodge City Days Rodeo,
a 2-day Indoor Craft show with over 200 crafters from a 10-state area,
Professional Barbecue Contest.
Kansas State Fair Hutchinson KS September6-15 Each year, over 400,000 visitors flock to the Kansas State Fair to visit a wide array of exhibits, partake in fabulous Fair food, and see the amazing butter sculpture.