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Courtland, KS


The small town of Courtland, Kansas might evoke a serenity at night, but during the day this same quaint little town is bustling with activity. The renovated downtown and the restored Courtland Arts Center are proof that Courtland residents take pride in the historic traditions and the innovative efforts of the community. The Depot Market, Courtland's 120 year old Santa Fe Depot, sells some of the freshest produce in the state. This area is part of Kansas' largest irrigation district and is located in the Republican River Valley which was originally settled by emigrants from all over the world. Alumni, tourists, and family members come from far and wide to enjoy the festivities of Courtland Fun Day with the residents each July. Activities for every interest including hot air balloon rides, sand volleyball, a fun run, and a street dance are all popular events during Courtland's Fun Day. Courtland is also known for its beautiful country mural which decorates the north side of the Community Building. Local residents and artists helped bring the acclaimed mural to life, showcasing the hallmarks of Courtland: desirable land, diverse crops, country character, and small town charm. Come to Courtland, Kansas and see what all the bustle is about!





Founded: 1887

Population: 285

County: Republic

Zip Code: 66939

Elevation: 1,496 ft (456 m)

Average Temperature
Summer: 74.4°
Fall: 49.3°
Winter: 27.4°
Spring: 50.8°

Average Annual Rainfall: 28.02"

Days of Sunshine: 226

Location: Located on KS-199 1 mile south of US-36. 17 miles West of Belleville, Kansas.

Recycling Available:
310 Main Street


History:
  • Plotted and founded on October 14, 1887.
  • Settled by many men in the army as well as by unhappy emigrants from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, England, Scotland, and Ireland.

Fun Facts:

  • First settlement was known as Soldier, Kansas because of the large number of men who had served in the army
  • Originally spelled Cortland by John Lawrence after Cortland, New York.

Honors:
Courtland PRIDE Club award winners

Landmarks:
Courtland Mural

Courtland Water Tower

Kansas Bostwick Irrigation District canals surround Courtland

Famous or Noteworthy People:
Raymond L. Stewart (Stewie) - 30 year Courtland coach inducted into the KSHSAA Hall of Fame in 1985 and Kansas Basketball Coaches Association in 1996.

Laureli 'Garman' Kitchener (1968 Courtland Graduate) - Led Concordia to 10 4A State Volleyball Championships and was inducted into the KSHSAA Hall of Fame.


 
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