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Grainfield, KS


Imagine a place where the serenity of the Kansas Plains and the majestic charm of the community are the essence of rural life. People are proud of an honest day's work, and a handshake and a friendly smile are what you're greeted with downtown. You don't have to imagine. This place is Grainfield, Kansas. Children grow up in a safe, clean, and active community. Townspeople welcome the opportunity to share their neighborhood with new families. Come and see why many call Grainfield home. Centrally located between Kansas City, Denver, and Wichita, Grainfield cultivates thriving businesses both along Interstate 70 and in the busy downtown district. If you'd like to prosper and grow, just like the residents, businesses, and crops of this charming community, consider Grainfield, Kansas.

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Founded: 1879

Population: 280

County: Gove

Zip Code: 67737

Elevation: 2,813 ft

Average Temperature
Summer: 75.1°
Fall: 53.3°
Winter: 30.8°
Spring: 51.4°

Average Annual Rainfall: 22.28"

Days of Sunshine: 237 days

Location: Beautifully located on I-70 & HWY 23 in Western Kansas. Centrally located between Denver, CO and Kansas City, KS.

Recycling Available:
Recycling Trailer
584 Oak
Friday-Tuesday

To learn more about Grainfield, purchase a book at the Opera House or City Library.


Contact Grainfield's Mayor, Joe Heier for opportunities waiting for you: 785.673.6200.

 

 

History: The name "Grainfield" was taken from a comment made by a young settler girl who said, "Oh, what a pretty green field!" In June of 1879 the Kansas Pacific Railway Company plotted a town site, giving it the name "Town of Grainfield". Just like the name Grainfield suggests, wheat grows right up to the town's back door!

Fun Facts:
Town Windmill
On a windy Kansas day the creaking of our lonely windmill in central Grainfield reminds us of our heritage. Circa 1968 Wendelin Hartman moved to town from his family farm and (following tradition) passed down the farm to his son and daughter-in-law. He couldn't leave the farm without bringing along the windmill as a reminder of his country roots. The well was used to water his garden and grass.

Honors:
2015 1A State Volleyball Champs - Wheatland High School

Sportsmanship Award - Kansas State High School Activities Association recognized Wheatland/Grinnell cheerleaders, student-athletes, coaches and the entire Wheatland/Grinnell community during both the girls' & boys' basketball team qualifications at the State Tournament for 2015!

Blue Aces Softball - 2006 ASA 16U Silver Division Champs & 2009 ASA 16U Class C Division State Champs

Herbert F. Queen - National Weather Service Length of Service honoree (20 years)

Layton Kaiser - Wheatland High School teacher and coach (32 years of service)
- 2009 KSHSAA Hall of Fame inductee
- 1999 Kansas Teachers Hall of Fame inductee

Famous or Noteworthy People:
Skip Yowell - Co-founder of JanSport and author of "The Hippie Guide to Climbing the Corporate Ladder & Other Mountains: How JanSport Makes It Happen"

George M. Scott - American Legion Post 301 is named after George M. Scott, the first WWI Veteran from Gove County to lose his life in the war

Paul Heier - Entertainer/Comedian/Actor

Landmarks:
Grainfield Opera House (built in 1887). Only two of it's kind with this type of facade manufactured by the Mesker Bros.

 
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