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Hamilton, KS

Hamilton, Kansas is a piece of paradise in the Flint Hills. Once a stopping place for the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad, Hamilton, Kansas is a unique town with a big personality. Hamilton was founded in 1879 and named after the first Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton. The town of Hamilton, tucked in a serene valley, is part of the glorious Flint Hills - the most beautiful tall grass prairie in the United States. Many prosperous ranchers live near Hamilton. The original water tower built in 1920 still looms over Hamilton. Outlaw Jesse James is said to have hid near the city of b. An exquisite mixture of old Victorian homes and modern structures, the city of Hamilton balances old country charm and modern appeal. Hamilton's Main Street is the idyllic place to establish a new business. You still might see cowboys and roustabouts meandering down Main Street. As close as you can get to paradise, Hamilton, Kansas is where you'll find your harmony!

Hamilton Water Tower
Fire in Field
Hamilton High & Grade School
Aerial View

Incorporated: 1879

Population: 263

County: Greenwood

Zip Code: 66853

Elevation: 1099 ft

Location: Beautiful Flint Hills, Hwy 99, 10 miles N of Hwy 54, 35 S of I 35 in Emporia

Fun Facts:
  • The famous outlaw Jesse James is said to have had a hide out near Hamilton
  • The History Channel has searched the area for buried treasure.
  • City sits on 0.31 square miles of property.
  • "Small town with big personalities"

Famous or Noteworthy People:
Frank Gaines, State Senator