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Founded:1887, Elev.:1095. Located in the Northeast Region of the state, in Jackson County (County Seat). The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 3,156, a decrease of 40 since 1990.

The Jackson County Courthouse built in 1920, occupies the center of the town square. Brick streets and store fronts that recapture the days of old make shopping at the craft, antique and variety stores around the square a richly rewarding adventure. Recreation in Holton included 5 city parks, 3 lakes, golf course, and municipal swimming pool.

Accommodations in Holton include Hotel Josephine and Red Roof Inn. Click for more details, including other accommodations in the area, as well as online reservations.

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Heart of America Shakespeare Festival Kansas City MO June18-July7 The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival is set under the stars in South Moreland Park near Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. It is a perfect way to spend a summer evening with family and friends. They have several programs to study and explore such as Speaker's Bureau and Poster and Sonnet Contest. The faculty includes theatre professionals, actors, and educators experienced in performing and teaching Shakespeare. Many of the instructors are veterans of festival productions.

Greater Kansas Citry Japan Festival Kansas City MO October6 Cekebrating the cultural of Japan.