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LIVING IN COTTONWOOD FALLS

The 1st settlement in the area of Cottonwood Falls was in 1854 when an Indian trader named Seth Hays founded a cattle ranch on the Cottonwood River close to the mouth of the Diamond Spring Creek. The area around the town was organized as Chase County in 1859, and Cottonwood Falls was designated the temporary county seat.

 

North of Cottonwood Falls is the Cottonwood Falls bridge and dam. The 1st dam at this site was constructed of cottonwood logs in 1860, which provided water power for a saw and grist mill. In 1906 the dam was expanded and used to generate electricity. The present dam is constructed from cut limestone, which was later covered with concrete.

The first major bridge at Cottonwood Falls was a 150-foot-long iron truss bridge constructed in 1872. The present bridge was constructed in 1914 by the Missouri Valley Bridge Company of Leavenworth, Kansas. It is one of only three remaining reinforced masonry, earth-filled arch bridges that were designed by Daniel B. Luten and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places today. The 1st post office in Cottonwood Falls was established in 1858.

 

In 1872, the city’s French Renaissance-style Chase County Courthouse, which sits at the head of Broadway, was built; at roughly the same time, the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway reached the Cottonwood Falls area. Through the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the area around the city was mainly divided into farms and cattle ranches. Today, the city of Cottonwood Falls is a third-class city with a population of 874 residents. While Broadway is but 3 blocks long, it is home to art galleries, boutiques, antique stores, museums, and restaurants. Broadway St. ends at the beautiful historic stone bridge, the site of the annual River Suite. It lies just 2 blocks to the West of KS Hwy 177, which is also known as the Flint Hills Scenic Byway, one of the Eight Wonders of Kansas

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Shopping in Cottonwood Falls...

Tallgrass Antiques
(620) 794-1750
312 Broadway Street
Flint Hills Gallery
620-273-6454
321 Broadway Street
Metamorphosis Day Spa
316-772-8630
325 Broadway Street
Prairie PastTimes
620.273.6003
220 Broadway Street
Prairie Wheel Pottery & Gallery
(620) 217-1086
409 North Oak Street

Dining in Cottonwood Falls...

Grand Central Hotel & Grill
620.273.6763
215 Broadway Street
HeBrews CoffeeHouse
620.794.3340
313 Broadway Street
Casey's Carry-Out Pizza, Food, Groceries, and Fuel
620.273.8468
424 Walnut Street
Doghouse Saloon
n/a
311 Broadway Street
Good Times : A Family Center
620.667.5010
327 Broadway Street

Lodging in Cottonwood Falls...

Grand Central Hotel & Grill
620.273.6763
215 Broadway Street
Lark Inn Guesthouse : 1879 Stone House
620.273.1135
multiple Locations
Lark Inn Guesthouse : Aunt Kates Cottage
620.273.1135
multiple Locations
Lark Inn Guesthouse : Lark Inn at Fox Hollow
620.273.1135
multiple Locations
Lark Inn Guesthouse : Lark Inn on Main
620.273.1135
multiple Locations
Lark Inn Guesthouse : Lark Song
620.273.1135
multiple Locations
Lark Inn Guesthouse : Stone Lodge at Cottonwood Falls
620.273.1135
multiple Locations
Lark Inn Guesthouse : Taylor Historic Guesthouse
620.273.1135
multiple Locations
Lark Inn Guesthouse : The Church
620.273.1135
multiple Locations
Lark Inn Guesthouse : The Prairie House
620.273.1135
multiple Locations
Den Creek Ranch
see Airbnb
see Airbnb
Plum Street Home
620.273.6775
343 Plum Street
Spring Street Retreat
316.393.3194
371 Spring Street
The Prairie Home
913.522.2659
401 Vine Street
Tired of the City
620.273.6171
417 Mill Street

Camping & RV Parking in Cottonwood Falls...

Bates Grove Park... Located north of the Historic Cottonwood River Bridge. Tent camping is free; utilities are limited to portable restrooms only.

Swope Park... There are five campsites available in the park. The sites are first come, tent and RV campers are welcome– first serve, water & electric hookups costing $15 a night. Restrooms and showers are available as well as dump sites.

Bates Grove Park
620-273-6666
located North of the River Bridge off K177
Swope Park
620-273-6666
1715 210th Road

Recreation in Cottonwood Falls...

Cottonwood Falls Country Club
620-273-8583
1973 Kansas 177
Emma Chase Friday Night Music
620.273.6003
331 Broadway Street
Bates Grove Park
620-273-6666
located North of the River Bridge off K177
Chase Disc Golf Club
n/a
1715 210th Road
Swope Park
620-273-6666
1715 210th Road

Churches in Cottonwood Falls...

HeBrews CoffeeHouse
620.794.3340
313 Broadway Street
Fire on the Prairie H20 Church
620-794-3340
313 Broadway Street
First United Methodist Church
620-273-8568
17 Oak Street
First United Presbyterian Church
620-273-6650
200 Maple Street
Flint Hills Community Church
620-273-6777
1998 Kansas 177

More Businesses in Cottonwood Falls...

Symphony in the Flint Hills
620.273.8955
Broadway Street
All in Fitness 24/7, LLC
620-481-1320
1722 210th Road
Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home
620-273-6311
201 Cherry Street
Chase County High School Alumni Association
620-273-6800
n/a
Chase County Old School Development District
(620) 340-9634
401 Maple Street
Citizens State Bank
620-273-6389
235 Broadway Street
Dieker Oil, Inc.
620-273-6325
348 Broadway Street
Griffin Real Estate & Auction
620-273-6421
305 Broadway Street
Kansas Graphics
620-273-6111
418 Walnut Street
LMI Aerospace
620-273-6500
201 Walnut Street
Lyon County Title, LLC
620-343-1490
328 Broadway Street
Opera Workshop in the Flint Hills
620.757.2093
19 North Elm Street
Scribner Insurance
800-750-6681
320 Friend Street
Sparrow Song Wellness – Energy Healing
785-212-0435
n/a

Community Support in Cottonwood Falls...

Chase County Chamber of Commerce
620-273-8469
318 Broadway Street
Chase County Courthouse
620.273.6319
300 Pearl Street
Chase County Emergency Medical Services
911
301 South Walnut Street
Chase County Historical Museum & Library
620-273-8500
303 Broadway Street
City of Cottonwood Falls
620-273-6666
220 Broadway Street
Cottonwood Falls Airport (9KO)
620.273.8511
1971 Airport Road
Roniger Memorial Museum
620-273-6423
315 Broadway Street
Burnley Memorial Library
620-273-9119
401 North Oak Street
Chase County Care & Rehabilitation Center
620.273.6369
612 Walnut Street
Chase County Community Fund
(620) 342-9304
302 Broadway Street
Chase County Family Health Center
620-273-6131
411 Walnut Street
Chase County Health Department
620-273-6377
301 Walnut Street
Chase County Junior Senior High School
620-273-6800
600 Main Street
Chase County Senior Center & General Public Transportation
620-273-8511
301 Broadway Street
Cottonwood Falls Fire Department
911
301 Walnut Street
Cottonwood Falls Housing Authority
620-273-6459
101 East 8th Street
Cottonwood Falls Post Office
620-273-6930
206 Broadway Street
USD 284
620-273-6303
219 Broadway Street

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

620-273-6491

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Move to Cottonwood Falls...

See our Moving to Chase County page for more information about Jobs, Realtors, Churches, Schools, etc.

Utilities...

Electric...

Evergy
http://www.evergy.com
800-544-4857 ... Power Outage Reporting

800-383-1183 ... Residential/Business

Flint Hills Rural Electric Cooperative
http://www.flinthillsrec.com

620-767-5144 ... Residential/Business

Gas...

Atmos Energy

http://www.atmosenergy.com
888-286-6700
800-322-8667 ... Gas Emergency

Internet & Telephone...

Ideatek Telcom
http:/www.ideatek.com

855-433-2835

AT&T

https://www.att.com

464-7928 ... Residential
800-499-7928 ... Business

Water...

City of Cottonwood Falls

220 Broadway
Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845

620-273-6666

City of Strong City

420 E 4th St. (PO Box 208)
Strong City, KS 66869
620-273-6345

Cable...

Sparklight

https://www.sparklight.com/sparklighttv

877-687-1332

Direct TV
https://www.directv.com

855-678-2754

Dish TV

https://www.satellitesolutions.com

877-894-7575