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Smith County, KS : Community


Churches:
  • Athol Congregational
  • Athol, KS 66932
    Worship: 9 am
  • American Lutheran
  • 415 W New York
    Smith Center, KS 66967
    785.282.6373
    Email
  • Central Community
  • 211 W Court
    Smith Center, KS 66967
    Todd Bradrick
    785.686.4026
    785.488.8336
    11 am
    Email
  • Church of the Nazarene
  • 117 E New York
    Smith Center, KS 66967
    Matt Lucas
    785.282.3883
    10:45 am
    Email
  • Evangelical Free Church
  • 1107 N Main
    Smith Center, KS 66967
    Greg H Hubbard
    785.282.3924
    11 am
    Email
  • First Christian (Disciples of Christ)
  • 400 W Hwy 36
    Smith Center, KS 66967
    Randy Hill
    785.282.3783
    10:25 am
    Email
  • First Christian Church
  • Cedar, KS 67628
    S.S.: 10 am
    Worship: 10:45 am
  • First Presbyterian
  • 101 S Lincoln
    Smith Center, KS 66967
    Maggie MacIntosh
    785.282.6155
    10:30 am
  • First St. John Lutheran Church
  • Kensington, KS 66951
    785-476-2246
  • Gaylord Church of the Nazarene
  • Gaylord, KS 67638
    S.S.: 10 am
    Worship: 11 am
  • Gaylord Community Church, United Church of Christ
  • Gaylord, KS 67638
    Worship: 9 am
  • Grace Baptist
  • 508 E Third
    Smith Center, KS 66967
    785.614.5041
    11 am
    Email
  • Harlan Church
  • Harlan, KS 67641
    785-686-4241
  • Lebanon Christian Church
  • Lebanon, KS 66952
    785-282-6932
  • Lebanon United Methodist Church
  • Lebanon, KS 66952
    785-389-8351
  • New Covenant
  • 117 W Kansas
    Smith Center, KS 66967
    Mike Gooder
    785.620.7149
    10:30 am
    Email
  • Oak Creek Christian Church
  • Located 6 miles S. of Lebanon
    785-389-3681
  • Reamsville Church
  • Rural Smith Center
    785-389-1056
  • St. John Lutheran Church, LCMC
  • Athol, KS 66832
    785-695-2323
  • St. John Lutheran E.L.CA
  • Kensington, KS 66951
    785-476-3155
  • St. Mary's Catholic
  • 403 W Hwy 36
    Smith Center, KS 66967
    785.378.3939
    785-738-2851
    10 am Sun; May-Oct
    5:30 pm Sat; Nov-April
    Email
  • SONshine Christian
  • 517 N Jefferson
    Smith Center, KS 66967
    785.282.4356
    10:30 am
  • Thornburg Church
  • Rural Smith Center
    785-384-8641
  • United Church of Kensington
  • Kensington, KS 66951
    785-476-2486
  • United Methodist - Smith Center
  • 301 E Kansas
    Smith Center, KS 66967
    785.282.3728
    10:30 am
    Email

Clubs & Organizations:

  • American Legion
  • Robert Williams
    785.282.3309
  • American Legion Auxiliary
  • Smith Center
    Kathy Hansen
    785.282.5417

    Lebanon
    3rd Tuesday
    7 PM
    Legion Hall

  • Boy Scouts
  • Sara Stocker
    785.686.4188
  • Cub Scouts
  • Chris Huffmann
    785.686.4017
  • Gamma Nu Omega
  • Rachel Jones
    2nd & 4th Tuesday
    Member Homes
  • Garden Lore
  • Helen Hooper
    785.282.3314
  • Girl Scouts
  • Cherie Herredsberg
    785.686.4231
  • Lebanon Hub Club
  • Meets 2nd Monday of EOM
    6 PM
    LaDow’s
    785-389-3261
  • Lebanon Music Study Club
  • Meets 3rd Thursday
    7 PM
    LaDow’s
  • Lebanon Over 60 Club
  • Meets 4th Monday
    Noon
    Legion Hall

    Sponsors a Card Game night for any age-Lebanon, at Legion Hall.  3rd Thursday at 6:30 PM for snacks. Games following. 785-389-3211. Free will donation.

  • Lions Club
  • Bill Phillips
    785.282.4071
    2nd & 4th Monday @ 7pm
    Srader Center
  • Red Hat Hobnobers
  • Betty Sears
    785.282.3532
    2nd Tuesday
    Call for location
  • Rotary Club International
  • Bill Grimes
    785.282.3514
    Every Tuesday @ noon
    Paul's Cafe
  • Smith County FCE
  • Edith McClain
    785.697.2754
    Smith County Community Foundation
    Joan Nech, Local Director
    785.476.7538
    Email
  • Smith County Kiwanis
  • Jenny Rielley
    785.282.6375
    Every Friday @ 7am
    United Methodist Church Basement
  • VFW
  • Dennis Hansen
    785.282.5417

City Offices:

  • City of Gaylord
  • 785-697-2697
    785-476-2668
  • City of Lebanon
  • 785-389-1141
  • City of Smith Center
  • 119 W. Court
    Smith Center, KS 66967
    785-282-3812

Community Maps:

Libraries:

    785-476-2219
  • Lebanon Library
  • 785-389-5711
  • Smith Center Public Library
  • Srader Center
    119 W. Court
    Smith Center, KS 66967

Meeting / Event Facilities:

  • Gaylord Community Center
  • 785-389-2060
    785-389-3598
    This facility was built in 2011. It is fully media equipped with free WiFi. All that is needed is your laptop or computer.
  • Lebanon Legion Hall
  • Call LaDow’s
    785-389-3261
  • Smith Center Armory
  • 785-282-3971
  • Smith Center Srader Center
  • Call Smith Center City Office
    785-282-3812
  • Smith Center VFW
  • Western Plains Meeting Room
  • 785-282-6747

Post Offices:

  • Athol
  • 785-695-2263
  • Cedar
  • 785-697-2282
  • Gaylord
  • 785-697-2699
    785-476-2806
  • Lebanon
  • 785-389-8801
  • Portis
  • 785-346-5731
  • Smith Center
  • 119 E Court
    Smith Center, KS 66967
    785.282.3781

Senior Center / Senior Housing:

  • Cedars of Lebanon
  • Senior/Low Income Housing
    Lebanon, KS 66952
    Judy Hall, 785-282-3825
  • Heritage Harbor
  • 104 W. Francis St
    Smith Center, KS 66967
    785-282-3372
  • Independent Living
  • 517 N Monroe
    Smith Center, KS 66967
    785-282-3536
    102 E. Pine
    Kensington, KS 66951
    785-476-2224
  • Western Plains Village & Housing Authority
  • Low income housing
    501 W 3rd
    Smith Center, KS 66967
    785.282.6747
    Fax: 785.282.6484

Transportation:

  • City Transportation Van
  • Fed Ex Highway 281
  • North-South
    1 mile South of Smith Center
  • Kyle Railroad
  • Rail
  • UPS Highway 36
  • East-West
  • USPS Highways
  • Serving the community

Utilities:

  • Better Water
  • Water conditioning & purification
    785-282-6929
  • City Office
  • Water, sewer
    119 W. Court
    Smith Center, KS 66967
    785.282.3249
  • Kansas Gas Service
  • 800.794.4780
  • Nech Trash Services
  • Kensington, KS 66951
  • Nex-Tech
  • Phone, cable, internet
    795 N F Street
    Smith Center, KS 66967
    785.282.3535
  • Prairie Land Electric
  • 800.577.3323
  • Smith County Landfill
  • 20052 Rd 150
    Smith Center, KS 66967
    785.389.1200
  • V & K Trash Removal
  • 785.697.2935

  Government:
Appraiser:
Kathy Hansen R.M.A.
218 S Grant St, Ste #6
Smith Center, KS 66967
785-282-5100
Fax: 785-686-4014

Attorney:
Tabitha D.R. Owen
218 S. Grant
PO Box 365
Smith Center, KS 66967
Phone: 785-282-6689
Fax: 785-282-6553

County Clerk:
Sharon K. Wolters
Amanda Rust - Deputy Clerk
218 S. Grant
Smith Center, KS 66967
785-282-5110
Fax: 785-282-5114

County Commissioners:
Roger Allen
27031 220 Rd.
Lebanon, KS 66952
785-389-3681
Dale Pickel
303 N. Main St.
Smith Center, KS 66967
785-282-0088
Denise Sasse
22091 L Road
Gaylord, KS 67638
785-697-2229

Register of Deeds:
Stephanie Arment
218 S. Grant St., Ste 7
Smith Center, KS 66967
Phone: 785-282-5160
Fax: 785-282-6257

Treasury:
Vernon Reinking
218 S. Grant
Smith Center, KS 66967
785-282-5170

Departments:
911: 911

Area Wildlife & Parks:
620-450-7190

Chamber of Commerce:
Smith Center Chamber of Commerce
Joan Nech, Office Manager
219 S Main
Smith Center KS 66967
785-282-3895
Fax: 785-585-4116

Community Foundations:
Smith County Community Foundation
Joan Nech, Local Director
785.476.7538
Email
U.S. Center Foundation
P.O. Box 24
Lebanon, KS 66952
785-620-7115

Economic Development:
Smith Center Economic Development
Garoleen Wilson, Director 219 S Main
Smith Center, KS 66967
Office: 785.282.6517
Mobile: 785-282-0669
Fax: 785-686-4116
Email

Public Health Department:
119 S. Main
Smith Center, KS 66967
785-282-6656
Fax: 785-282-3301

Sheriff's Office:
217 S. Jefferson Street
Smith Center, KS 66967
Phone: 785-282-5180
Fax: 785-282-5185

Smith Center Food Pantry:
101 S Lincoln
Smith Center, KS 66967
785.282.6155

New Covenant Church
117 W. Kansas
Smith Center, KS 66967
785-282-7149


Smith County Historical Society:
617 N. Monroe
Smith Center, KS 66967
785-282-3895 - Smith Center Chamber
New Hours:
M-W-F 7:30 a.m. till Noon
T-TH-S 7:30 a.m. till 4:30 p.m.
Closed Sunday

Summer hours: Tuesday afternoons


Smith County Memorial Hospital:
Construction begins Fall 2016

Smith County K-State Research & Extension
675-282-6823
Smith County Courthouse

Smith County Landfill:
785-389-1200
Dave Tucker, Supervisor
New Hours:
M-W-F 7:30 a.m. till Noon
T-TH-S 7:30 a.m. till 4:30 p.m.
Closed Sunday

Cemeteries:

  • Bell Cemetery
  • C/O Clark Wolters
    PO Box 177
    Portis, KS 67474
  • Bethany Cemetery
  • C/O Clark Wolters
    PO Box 177
    Portis, KS 67474
  • Bohemian Cemetery District #4
  • C/O Gary Nonamker
    4091 280 Rd
    Cedar, KS 67638
  • Cedar (St John Luthern) Cemetery
  • C/O Donald Grauerholz
    15042 A Rd
    Kensington, KS 66951
  • Cedar Cemetery District #2
  • C/O Brad Cole
    23031 H Rd
    Gaylord, KS 67638
  • Cedar Hill Cemetery
  • C/O Jean Overmiller
    7041 V Lane
    Lebanon, KS 66952
  • Christ Lutheran Cemetery
  • C/O Burdette Hermanns
    9051 230 Rd
    Gaylord, KS 67638
  • Claudell Cemetery
  • C/O Gary Nonamker
    4091 280 Rd
    Cedar, KS 67638
  • Clemans Cemetery
  • C/O Jerry Baetz
    3031 M Rd
    Kensington, KS 66951 
  • Cora (Oak Hill) Cemetery
  • C/O Jean Overmiller
    7041 V Lane
    Lebanon, KS 66952
  • Crystal Plains Cemetery District #5
  • C/O Ronald Hayes
    21062 R Rd
    Smith Center, KS 66967
  • Custer Cemetery District #3
  • C/O Russell Baetz
    22081 180 Rd
    Lebanon, KS 66952
  • Dispatch (Reformed Dutch Church) Cemtery
  • C/O Steve Doane
    28081 BB Rd
    Downs, KS 67437
  • Fairview Cemetery
  • C/O Dennis Hansen
    212 W. Court
    Smith Center, KS 66967
  • Fairview Stone Cemetery
  • C/O Stanley Billings
    6052 B Rd
    Kensington, KS 66951
  • Gaylord Cemetery District #1
  • C/O Gerald Caspers
    805 9th St
    Gaylord, KS 67638
  • George Grave Cemetery
  • C/O Gary Woods
    28082 120 Rd
    Lebanon, KS 66952 
  • German Cemetery
  • C/O Steve Wangerin
    10032 B Rd
    Kensington, KS 66951 
  • Greenwood (Twelve Mile) Cemetery
  • C/O Clark Wolters
    PO Box 177
    Portis, KS 67474
  • Hammond Cemetery
  • C/O Gilbert Frieling
    604 1st St
    Gaylord, KS 67638
  • Leasburg (New Harmony Church Cemetery)
  • C/O Gary Nonamaker
    4091 280 Rd
    Cedar, KS 67638
  • Mead Cemetery
  • C/O Barabara Struckhoff
    12082 H Rd
    Athol, KS 66932
  • Mt Hope Cemetery
  • C/O Judy McCartney
    29052 20 Rd
    Lebanon, KS 66952 
  • Nelson Grave Cemetery
  • C/O Barabara Struckhoff
    12082 H Rd
    Athol, KS 66932
  • North Oak Creek Cemetery
  • Located 7 miles south of Lebanon, KS 66952 
  • Old Harlan Cemetery
  • C/O Gilbert Frieling
    604 1st St
    Gaylord, KS 67638 
  • Olive Branch Cemetery
  • C/O Gayle Rd
    Kensington, KS 66951 
  • Olivet (North West Fairview) Cemetery
    District #7
  • C/O Stanley Billings
    6052 B Rd
    Kensington, KS 66951
  • Oriole Cemetery
  • C/O Judy McCartney
    29052 20 Rd
    Lebanon, KS 66952
  • Parce Graves Cemetery
  • C/O Ronald Boxum
    22032 X Rd
    Smith Center, KS 66967
  • Pleasant Plains Cemetery
  • C/O Gary Woods
    28082 120 Rd
    Lebanon, KS 66952
  • Price Cemetery
  • C/O Leland Roush
    16021 DD Rd
    Lebanon, KS 66952
  • Reamsville Cemetery
  • C/O Jerry Baetz
    3031 M Rd
    Kensington, KS 66951
  • Rose Valley Cemetery
  • C/O Steve Doane
    28081 BB Rd
    Downs, KS 67437
  • South Oak Creek
  • Cemetery
    C/O Steve Doane
    28081 BB Rd
    Downs, KS 67437 
  • Spring Valley Cemetery
  • C/O Kim Hawkins
    18062 120 Rd
    Smith Center, KS 66967
  • St John Lutheran Cemetery
  • C/O Burdette Hermanns
    9051 230 Rd
    Gaylord, KS 67638
  • Sweethome Cemetery
  • C/O Leland Roush
    16021 DD Rd
    Lebanon, KS 66952
  • Thornburg Cemetery
  • C/O Roger Overmiller
    4062 O Rd
    Smith Center, KS 66967
  • Webb Hill Cemetery
  • C/O Judy McCartney
    29052 20 Rd
    Lebanon, KS 66952  
  • Womer Cemetery
  • C/O Donna Leadabrand
    3041 Y Rd
    Lebanon, KS 66952
  • Zion Cemetery
  • C/O Barabara Struckhoff
    12082 H Rd
    Athol, KS 66932

Harlan Lady Liberty Replica

Smith County Kansas - At the Center of it All

County History:

  • Named in honor of Major Nelson Smith who camped near Center Township on his way to join the Union Forces in the Civil War. He was later killed at the Battle of the "Little Blue" in Missouri on October 23, 1864.
  • Site of the 1853 Indian Battle on Beaver Creek
  • First homestead - 1871
  • Home on the Range Cabin where Dr. Brewster M. Higley wrote a poem "Home on the Range" in 1871 or 1872 that later became the state song of Kansas.
  • German pioneer C.G. Schwarz built the old wind driven Grist Mill (Old Dutch Mill) in 1882.
  • Smith County Courthouse, completed January 1st, 1920. Constructed in Gray ozark granite and cream colored Bedord stone with marble stairways.

Fun Facts:

  • Peterson Industries won an award for one of their RV models that was featured on HGTV's New Years Day RV Special.
  • Geographic Center of the 48 Contiguous States
  • Author Joe Drape wrote the book "Our Boys" about the legendary Smith Center Redman high school football team


County Attractions


General Recreation
Center Theatre with digital sound and 3D
217 Main St.
Smith Center, KS 66967
785.282.3819
Country Club Baseball Fields
Higley Field and Fairgrounds
W. Court St.
Kensington Swimming Pool
Call City office
785-476-2268
Lebanon Golf Course
Call City Office
785-389-1141
Nearest Public Access Lake
Wilson Lake, Distance 50 miles
Activities allowed -Swimming, Fishing, water skiing, boating, camping
Public Tennis Courts
Roger Barta Way
(behind Jr-Sr High School)
4 miles South on HWY 281
Smith Center
785.282.3249
Smith Center Municipal Swimming Pool
South F St.
Smith Center, KS 66967
785.282.6674
Srader Center
119 W. Court
Smith Center, KS 66967
785.282.3249
Library, conference rooms, walking track, basketball & racquet ball court and exercise room
616 E. Hwy 36
Smith Center, KS 66967
Walking Track
300 Roger Barta Way

 
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