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History of St. Francis and Cheyenne County

Cheyenne County was organized in the 1880's to aid ranchers who could no longer let their cattle roam on the free range. Bird City was quickly established and based upon cattle herding. As the railroad was being planned to go through Wano, the temporary county seat, land prospectors bought land in strategic areas close to the route.

The companies then wanted all the land Wano encompassed and offered to build a new city one and a half miles away with a train station. This new town was named St. Francis and voted to be the county seat of Cheyenne County. On June 3, 1903, the city of St. Francis was incorporated. 


Additional Information

The links below provide additional information about Cheyenne County and the surrounding area.

St. Francis Today

St. Francis, KS
Bird City, KS
Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce
Cheyenne County

Education

St. Francis Community Schools
Schools in Cheyenne County

Area Attractions

Cheyenne County, Kansas Attractions

Real Estate

Western Auction and Real Estate
Cornerstone Real Estate
Shay Realty

Statistics / Economy

SETA
Community Profile
Epodunk