Founded: 1909
Population: 6218
Elevation: 3057 feet
Latitude: 37° 34' 53" N
Longitude: 101° 21' 17" W
School District
: USD 214

ZIP code: 67880
Area Code: 620

Grant County


Ulysses, Kansas

Theater in downtown Ulysses, Kansas


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Ulysses is the county seat of Grant County and is located near the center of the county.  It's the largest town in a six county region and serves as a regional shopping area.

The town (and Grant County) was named for Ulysses Grant (1822-1885), Union general in the Civil War and 18th president of the United States.  There is also a Ulysses in Nebraska, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Idaho; the one in Kansas is the largest.

The North fork of the Cimarron River wanders across Grant county, passing just south of Ulysses.  The broad valley carved by the often dry river provides a dramatic setting for the town. 

Highways US 160 and K-25 intersect at Ulysses.  The Santa Fe railroad also serves the town.

Mural in downtown Ulysses
Downtown Mural

  • The adobe building that houses the museum is interesting in itself.  It was built in 1938 as a county shop.  While you're at the museum, be sure to visit the Hotel Edwards.
  • For those suffering from "Big Mac" deprivation, Ulysses does have a McDonalds.
  • Wagon Bed Springs Historical Site is 10 miles South on Hwy 125; follow the signs.
  • Downtown Ulysses is big enough to provide a variety of shopping opportunities.  It's fun to go to an active and alive downtown.


  • Ulysses News (620) 356-1201
    218 N. Main / Ulysses, KS

*  Grant County

*Other Links

  • Pioneer Internet (620) 356-3211 - a division of Pioneer Communications
    120 W. Kansas Ave., Ulysses, KS 67880
  • Pioneer Electric (620) 356-1211 -   1850W Oklahoma Ave., Ulysses, KS  67880 



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(620) 356-4700
113B South Main, Ulysses, KS 67880

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March 25, 2008 /Chamber Director / Ulysses, Kansas /

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