Founded:1874, Elev.:1805 ft., Located in the North Central Region
of the state, in Ellsworth County
. Holyrood is 15 mi. southwest of Ellsworth, the County Seat. The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 478, a decrease of 14 since 1990. Situated on Kansas State Hwy-156.Plum Creek runs toward the southeast past Holyrood and into Rice County
.Plum Creek is the onlt creek in the county that does not flow into the Smoky Hill River
The extensive stretch of beautiful rolling prairie which includes about the west three-fourths of the south half of the county, is as magnificent a country as the eye ever rested upon. So beautiful is it that a portion of it has been given the name of "Green Garden." Accommodations in Holyrood include Hollyrood House Bed & Breakfast. Click for more details, including other accommodations in the area, as well as online reservations.
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07/08 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.