Founded: 1885, Population: 1,672 (2000), Elevation: 2497.
Meade is located in Meade County, (county seat). Situated near the center of the county and between Plains and Minneola along US-Hwy 54 near Liberal and Dodge City.
Crooked Creek drains most of the county and the Cimarron River crosses the SW corner. US-Hwy 54 follows the railroad diagonally across the county leading SW to US-Hwy 160. Hwy 160 crosses East/West and state highway K-23 runs North/South.
Meade County is part of the High Plains of Kansas, fairly flat and well suited to "Dry Country" farming.
Cottonwood trees shade a pleasant park beside the creek on the east side of town. Overnight camping is permitted. There are several museums in Meade. The Meade County Historical Museum, The Dalton Gang Hideout and the Old Stone School & Lutheran Cemetary. The Meade Public Library, housed in a modern brick building and offers up-to-date library services.