Founded:1887, Pop.:2563 (2000), Elev.:1350 ft. Located in the Central Region of the state, in the SE corner of Dickinson County. Herington is the hub of the Tri-County area for Dickinson, Morris and Marion Counties. It lies on the Dickinson County side of intersecting lines drawing people from the farming communities, to railroading, agriculture, business and industry.
Herington is associated in history with Father Juan de Padilla, Kansas' first Christian martyr who accompanied the Cornado expedition of 1541 into this area. A local park complete with a monument are dedicated to Father Padilla. The park's swimming pool admission is free.
Local attractions include: The Carnegie Library, Fairgrounds Park, In the traditional downtown business district, unique gift shops and antique stores abound. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy fishing, boating, camping and excellent picnic facilities at Lake Herington and the Herington Reservoir.