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Comanche County, KS : Community


Churches
  • Antioch Community Church
  • 11 miles south of Coldwater
    620-582-2310
  • Assembly of God Church
  • 302 S. Central
    Coldwater, KS 67029
    620-582-2128
  • Coldwater Christian Church
  • 201 N. Central
    Coldwater, KS 67029
    620-582-2440
    Pastor Andrew Evans
  • First Baptist church
  • 101 N. Broadway
    Protection, KS 67127
    620-622-4386
  • First Christian Church
  • 107 W. Pine
    Protection, KS 67127
    620-622-4259
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • 400 E. Main
    Coldwater, KS 67029
    620-582-2232
  • Holy Spirit Catholic Church
  • 200 N. Philadelphia
    Coldwater, KS 67029
    620-582-2154
  • Mennonite Church
  • S. Broadway
    Protection, KS 67127
    620-622-4342
  • United Methodist Church
  • 203 N. Philadelphia
    Coldwater, KS 67029
    620-582-2132
    Pastor Gary Merritt
  • United Methodist Church
  • 102 N. Washington
    Protection, KS 67127
    620-622-4513
  • Wilmore Federated Church
  • S. Main
    Wilmore, KS
    620-738-4436
Cemeteries
Crown Hill Cemetery
Protection Cemetery

Clubs & Organizations
  • Coldwater Alumni Association
  • 204 E. Main
    Coldwater, KS 67029
  • Coldwater Chamber of Commerce
  • Coldwater City Council
  • 239 E. Main
    Coldwater, KS 67029
    Meets 2nd Monday 7:00 at city hall
  • Coldwater Housing Authority
  • 239 E. Main St
    Coldwater, KS 67029
    Meets 2nd Monday @ 6:00 pm at City Hall
  • Coldwater Ministerial Alliance
  • 201 N. Central
    Coldwater, KS 67029
  • Comanche County Economic Development Foundation
  • 201 S. New York
    Coldwater, KS 67029
    Meets 1st Monday @ Courthouse @ 6:00
  • Comanche County Hospital Auxillary
  • 202 S. Frisco
    Coldwater, KS 67029
  • Kiowa Creek 4-H, Protection
  • Meets 1st Monday at United Methodist Church in Protection
  • Loyal Hustlers 4-H Coldwater
  • Meets 1st Monday at United Methodist Church in Coldwater
  • Protection┬áChamber of Commerce
  • Protection City Council
  • 108 W. Walnut
    Protection, KS 67127
    Meets 2nd Tuesday @ city hall
  • WEPAC
  • Yearly Event
  • Wilmore City Council
  • Meets 1st Monday
County Attractions
Comanche County Museum

105 W. Main
Coldwater, KS 67029
620-582-2108
The Chief Theatre
122 E. Main
Coldwater, KS 67029
620-582-2108
Debi Sherman, 620-582-2737

Renovated in 2003 the Chief presents first-run movies on weekends, as well as local productions and lectures.

Heritage Park & Veterans' Memorial

Main and New York
Coldwater, KS 67029

Honoring those from Comanche County who fought to defend our freedom from World War I up to the Persion Gulf conflict.


General Recreation & Attractions
2 swimming pools and various parks
From a community barbecue or family reunion to a really big celebration, there is room for you in Comanche County
Coldwater Country Club
620-635-5817
Protection Golf Course
620-622-4805
Family Bowl
104 N. Central
Coldwater, KS 67029
620-582-2524
Lake Coldwater
620-582-2940

Libraries
Coldwater Library
221 E. Main
Coldwater, KS 67029
620-582-2333
Protection Township Library
404 N. Broadway
Protection, KS 67127
620-622-4886
Wilmore Library
105 S. Taft
Wilmore, KS
620-582-4464

Swimming Pool
Coldwater Swimming Pool
203 S. Frisco
Coldwater, KS 67029
582-2717
Open Memorial Weekend thru Labor Day
Tues – Sunday

Medical Facilities
Coldwater Chiropractic
E. Main
Coldwater, KS 67029
620-582-2060
Comanche County Health Department
207 S. Washington
Coldwater, KS 67029
620-582-2431
Comanche County Hospital
202 S. Frisco
Coldwater, KS 67029
620-582-2144
Hatfield-Prusa Funeral Home
Coldwater, KS 67029
620-582-2154
Main St. Pharmacy
113 E. Main
Coldwater, KS 67029
620-582-2134
Medical Clinic
301 S. Washington
Coldwater, KS 67029
620-582-2136
Medical Clinic
208 S. Broadway
Protection, KS 67127
620-622-4588
Pioneer Lodge Nursing Home
Coldwater, KS 67029
620-582-2123
Protection Valley Manor
Protection, KS 67127
620-622-4261

  Government
Appraiser:
Leon Reimer
201 S. New York
Coldwater, KS 67029
620-582-2544
Attorney:
Skip Herd
141 E. Main
Coldwater, KS 67029
620-582-2315
County Clerk:
Alice Smith
201 S. New York
Coldwater, KS 67029
620-582-2361
County Commissioners:
Harlie Haas, Larry Harvey, Randy Unruh
District Court:
Clerk Penny Wells
201 S. New York
Coldwater, KS 67029
620-582-2182
Magistrate Judge:
620-582-2966
201 S. New York
Coldwater, KS 67029
Register of Deeds:
Guyneth Snyder
201 S. New York
Coldwater, KS 67029
620-582-2152
Treasury:
Laura Sawyer
201 S. New York
Coldwater, KS 67029
620-582-2964

Departments
City of Coldwater
239 E. Main
Coldwater, KS 67029
620-582-2940
City of Protection
108 W. Walnut
Protection, KS 67127
620-622-4696
City of Wilmore
105 S. Taft
Wilmore, KS
620-738-4422
Comanche County Sheriff:
Mike McMoran
408 N. Central
Coldwater, KS 67029
620-582-2511
Emergency: 911

Emergency Management: 620-582-2236

Noxious Weed Director:
620-582-2933
201 S. New York
Coldwater, KS 67029
Road & Bridge Department:
Dennis Hernandez
201 S. New York
Coldwater, KS 67029
620-582-2103
Rural Fire:
Larry Ellis
Fire Chief
Solid Waste:
Red Hills Disposal
Justin York

Comanche County Economic Development Foundation
Loretta Heft, Executive Director
Comanche County Courthouse
201 S. New York
PO Box 268
Coldwater, KS 67029
620-582-2993
Email

K-State Research & Extension
620-582-2411
201 S. New York
Coldwater, KS 67029

Post Offices
Coldwater Post Office
206 E. Main St.
Coldwater, KS 67029
Protection Post Office
112 W. Walnut
Protection, KS 67127
Wilmore Post Office

Senior Housing
Centennial Courts
210 N. Lincoln
Protection, KS 67127
620-622-4555
Prairie Plaza Senior Apartments
205 S. Central
Coldwater, KS 67029
620-582-2766

Utilities
Kansas Gas
800-794-4780
Southern Pioneer
800-668-8800
CMS Electric
603 N. Central
Coldwater, KS 67029
800-794-2353


Comanche County History:

  • In 1873 five men - A.J. Mowry & James Dunlap from Donaphan County, Alexander Mills from Topeka, C.C. Bemis and Major L.J. Bowlis of Hutchinson tried to establish Comanche County. This group of fake County Commissioners received money for fictitious bonds and tried to pass off Comanche County as a thriving community when in fact there were no citizens.
  • Comanche County strongly influenced by the Comanche, Kiowa's Cheyennes, Arapahoe, and Plains Apache Indians who were the earliest inhabitants of the area.
  • 1873 - C.C. "Cap" Pepperd, illustrious cattle rancher, arrived in Comanche County
  • The Comanche Pool originated in the winter of 1877-1878. Ranchers "pooled" their cattle resources and began with 26,000 head, representing 20 brands. Pool territory included the western half of Barber County, all of present day Comanche County, eastern portions of Clark County and the lower one-fourth of Kiowa County, and the northern half of Woods County in Oklahoma.
  • By 1884 there were over 80,000 head of cattle in the Comanche Pool.
  • May 1885 - because of the increasing number of cattle roaming the countryside, Herd Law went into effect. This law required cattlemen to fence their stock and made them liable for crop damage done by livestock.
  • Summer 1885 - The Comanche Pool was dissolved.
  • In 1888 Comanche County officially organized
  • The courthouse, completed in 1927, houses a beautiful antique, working wind-up clock. Still contains part of the original jail and other offices.
  • Coldwater, Protection, and Wilmore - only surviving towns out the the original twenty in the county.
  • 1928 - Chief Theatre opened by Paul Gossett and displays its Art Deco interior
  • The Chief Theatre added a Native American motif painted by Don Nicholas in 1947

Protection History:

  • 2011 - Residents banded together as a community to save grocery store - a board and foundation offered stock in the business to the public thereby funding the grocery store and setting an excellent example for rural commerce.

Coldwater History:

  • First dreamed up by a group of men from Harper County who wanted to start a county seat. C.M. Cade was one of the founders in 1884
  • This group met Mr. C.D. Bickford what was also trying to establish a town site.
  • Mr. Bickford, from Coldwater, Michigan, stated he would give up his town site project if the group allowed the new site to be named after him.
 
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