LIVING IN CEDAR POINT
Cedar Point, Kansas, in western Chase County, was founded in 1862. Today it is a semi-ghost town with several remaining buildings and a historic flour mill.
The first settlers were Captain Orlo H. Drinkwater and his brother Delos F. Drinkwater, who arrived in 1857.
From Pennsylvania, Orlo Drinkwater and his brother came to Kansas in April 1855 and were located near Topeka. An ardent Free-State man and a follower of old John Brown and Jim Lane, O.H. Drinkwater took an active part in the border war. He was present at the organization of the Free State party at the Big Springs Convention in 1855 and a member of the Free-State Legislature at its last session at Topeka in 1857.
When the Drinkwaters settled in the upper Cottonwood Valley, they built a log cabin along a small unnamed stream in the far western part of the county. Orlo Drinkwater suggested the creek be named Cedar Creek for the abundant cedar trees. It still bears that name today. Mr. Fratchet opened a grocery store in 1859.
Businesses & Organizations in Cedar Point...
Cedar Point Community Church
110 Cedar Street
Flint Rock Creamery
506 E7 Road
1646 Fp Road
800-544-4857 ... Power Outage Reporting
800-383-1183 ... Residential/Business
Flint Hills Rural Electric Cooperative
620-767-5144 ... Residential/Business
Internet & Telephone...
464-7928 ... Residential
800-499-7928 ... Business
800-322-8667 ... Gas Emergency
Chase County Courthouse...
All offices (except the County Extension Agent) are located in the Chase County Courthouse. Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 am – 5 pm
District Court... 620-273-6319
County Clerk... 620-273-6423
County Engineer... 620-273-6386
Register of Deeds... 620-273-6398
County Treasurer... 620-273-6493
County Extension Agent
205 Broadway St. Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845