Lincoln County Welcome to Sylvan Grove, KS

  Sylvan Grove,

Founded: 1887 Population: 321 (1990)
School District: USD 299  Elevation: 1445 feet
ZIP code: 67481 Latitude: 39° 0' 34" N
Area Code: 785 Longitude: 98° 23' 38" W

Gateway to Lake Wilson
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  Sylvan Grove is a town of approximately 300 people located on the banks of the Saline River in western Lincoln county, half-way between Salina & Hays. The area is known for wildlife and recreational activities, with pheasant hunting in the fall and water sports at Lake Wilson in the summer topping the list.

Post Rock Lutheran School It's a pretty town. Over two-thirds of the businesses on the main street are located in limestone buildings. There's a neat old post-rock Lutheran School and a nice park. Sylvan Grove also has a couple of really nice turn-of-the-century homes.

This is the heart of post-rock country. The nearby Vonada Stone Company still produces stone fencposts.

A stone double-arch bridge is located nine miles north of Sylvan on Highway K-181. It was a meeting place for three different ethnic groups in the settling days of the area.

You can get to Sylvan Grove by taking exit 209 from I-70 and heading north about 12 miles, or by getting to the crossroads of K18 and K181 and heading south a mile. Flyers will find a 24 hour airport just 10 miles away in Lucas, Kansas.


City of Sylvan Grove   (785) 526-7188
118 S. Main, P.O. Box 68 / Sylvan Grove, KS 67481

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August 18, 1999 / Ramie Schulteis / Sylvan Grove, Kansas /

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