Explore Ellsworth, KS
By Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 5
We just made another trip to Ellsworth, Kansas and the weather was absolutely beautiful.  I took a few pictures that might be found interesting.  The first picture is from downtown Wakeaney, Kansas where we stopped at a Dairy Queen.  It's amazing how in the center of town is a grain elevator.  This is very common in Kansas.  Why they call it an "elevator" I'm not real sure.  Being a California - then Colorado girl, these sights are somewhat different for me. This next one is from right next to the offramp for Ellsworth Kansas.  They have put in these wind-to-energy whirlybirds.  At night, they each have a red light in the center of the blades and they pulsate at the same time.  It reminds me of invaders from another planet.  During the day they are quite pretty. Throughout downtown Ells...
By Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 6
I recently went to my husband's hometown of Ellsworth, Kansas from Denver, Colorado and was reminded of the quaintness and charm of small towns in the United States.  The 400 mile drive across Eastern Colorado and Western Kansas was anything but memorable, but the town itself held some charm for me and reminded me that there are people out there living a much simpler life than I.   Ellsworth was formed in 1864 and was a bustling cattle town until the 1880's.  Lawman, Wyatt Earp even served in Ellsworth, Kansas during his career.    Today, with a population of 2,965, the largest employer in Ellsworth is the Kansas State Ellsworth Correctional Facility which is prominently displayed as you exit I-70 by the razor sharp fences surrounding the facility.    Still, there is only one stop light...
By Kelvi Cunningham
(ERA High Pointe Realty)
Comments 1
Ellsworth, my hometown!Ellsworth is a city in Ellsworth County, Kansas. The population was 2,965 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Ellsworth County.The city is named for Fort Ellsworth, which was built in 1864. Due to speculation on imminent railroad construction, the population of Ellsworth boomed to over two thousand by the time it was incorporated in 1867. Today, the largest employer in Ellsworth is the Kansas State Ellsworth Correctional Facility. Ellsworth also has a local newspaper, the Ellsworth County Independent/Reporter Ellsworth was a bustling cattle town for a time during the late 1860s and well into the 1880s, during which time it was the scene of numerous killings following shootouts between drunken cowboys. Lawman Wyatt Earp served there for a short time, altho...

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