Government


BURDETT | Population 245

Burdett City Hall | Allison Stejskal

Burdett City Hall | Allison Stejskal

Located in slightly south western Kansas, Burdett is a small town with the expected small town feel. As the childhood home of Clyde Tombaugh, his discovery of Pluto put this community on the map (if you happen to look close enough). With a miniature golf course, fully functioning coop, cafe, and a historical landmark, Burdett has plenty to offer and a lot of history to explore.

GARFIELD | Population 188

Originally named after former President James A. Garfield, this small town is full of little remnants of outdoor history including the Santa Fe Trail, which runs right through it. Another agricultural community, Garfield is cozy enough that not only will your neighbors all know you, but you’ll know them! With a railroad, central highway, and almost every necessary amenity nearby, Garfield has it all.

LARNED | Population 4,023

Larned City Hall | Unkown

Larned City Hall | Unkown

Founded in 1873, Larned was established due to the local Fort Larned, only 5.5 miles west. Since then, the town has flourished and grown through pride, schools, and commerce. Featuring a movie theatre downtown, several grocery/retail stores scattered throughout, a 4A school district, and many excellent eateries, Larned is a perfect place to raise a family or to live comfortably. With history bursting at its seams and from its roots, there is always something to learn, no matter how long you have lived here.

ROZEL | Population 155

Rozel City Hall | Allison Stejskal

Rozel City Hall | Allison Stejskal

Just a few miles east of Burdett and only 15 or so minutes from Larned, Rozel provides grain for people all over the country. Not only is their coop successful, but so is the local bar and grill, community center, and Jordaan Park. Pawnee Heights USD 496 is located at the end of main Street, making it an easy destination. With history, agriculture, and education available, Rozel is more than just a small town.

PAWNEE COUNTY | Population 6,928

Pawnee County Courthouse | Allison Stejskal

Pawnee County Courthouse | Allison Stejskal

On November 4, 1872, A.H. Boyd, Henry Booth, Timothy McCarthy, and George J. Cox organized the county and named it after the Pawnee Indians. The year 1872 produced a greater number of counties than any previous year since 1855–Pawnee County being the eighth that year and the 65th overall. In 1868, the constituted area contained 540 square miles; Pawnee County’s current area is 754.26 square miles.