Sedgwick County, KS

Downtown Clearwater, KS
 Clearwater,
    Kansas

Population: 2165 School District: USD 264
Elevation: 1275 Feet      Zip Code: 67026

 

Description

Clearwater is located in southern Sedgwick [SG] county just north of the Ninnescah River. The landscape around Clearwater is fairly flat country ideal for winter wheat farming.

History

In 1865, Jesse Chisholm broke the trail for a freight train wagon route to Indian Territory and made an easy crossing of the Ninnescah (an Osage-Sioux name meaning "water clear") River southeast of the present town of Clearwater. The town was founded because of the trail and today has a population close to 2,000. The first cattle drive on the trail took place in 1867.
A copy of the diary of Abbie Bright, a 22 year-old school teacher from Indiana who staked a claim west of Clearwater, close to her brother, is on display at Clearwater Historical Museum. On June 4, 1871 Abbie wrote, "Every week 7-10 thousands of Texas cattle are driven north over the trail. If the cattle stampede, and don't (sic) want to cross the river, the hearders (sic) yell and fire off their revolvers. Sometimes we hear them here, and it sounds, as I suppose a battle does. It is the catttle that keep the trail worn so smooth." For more information about historic sights, markers, and events, contact the Clearwater Historical Society, P.O. Box 453, Clearwater, KS 67026, or (620) 584-2444.
--taken from Kansas Cattletown on the Chisholm Trail 130th Anniversary brochure

Special Events

Clearwater Fall Festival--First Weekend After Labor Day
Rodeo--Second Full Weekend in August
Christmas Bazaar--Saturday before Thanksgiving

Schools

USD 264 (620) 584-2091 Fax: (620) 584-6705 / 150 South Prospect / Box 248
Clearwater Elementary West--2nd Through 5th (620) 584-2081 / 100 South Prospect
Clearwater Elementary East--Pre-K, K, & 1st (620) 584-6317 / 615 East Ross
Clearwater Middle School (620) 584-2036 / 140 South Fourth
Clearwater High School (620) 584-2361 Fax: (620) 584-2083 / 801 East Ross
Clearwater Connection (620) 584-6257 / 901 East Ross
South Central Kansas Education Service (620) 584-3300 / 13939 Diagonal Road

Library

Clearwater Public Library (620) 584-6474 Fax: (620) 584-2995 / 109 East Ross / P.O. Box 504

Museum

Clearwater Historical Society Museum (620) 584-2444 / 149 North Fourth

Churches

Church of Christ (620) 584-6301 / 13900 Diaganol Road
Church of the Nazarene (620) 584-2452 / Second & Ross
Clearwater Evangelical Free Church (620) 584-2367 / 450 North Fourth
First Baptist Church (620) 584-2058 / 306 East Ross
First Christian Church (620) 584-2458 / 524 Wood
Ninnescah Bible Baptist Church (620) 584-6708 / 321 North Fourth
United Methodist Church (620) 584-2456 / 130 North First
St. John's Catholic Church (620) 545-7171 / Hwy 42 & 71st South
St. Peter's Church (316) 522-4728 / 335 North Annie, Schulte

Newspapers

The Times-Sentinel (316) 794-2445

Recreation/Entertainment

Clearwater Greens (620) 584-2699 / 14100 West 95th South
Clearwater Cable Vision (620) 584-2077 / 112 South Lee
Chisholm Trail Recreation Commission (620) 584-2323 / 109 East Ross (Inside the Library)

Parks

City Park--SwimmingPool, Shelter House, Tennis Court, Horseshoe Pit, Volleyball Area, Baseball Diamond, & Baskeball Court / 600 East Ross
Sports Complex--Two Baseball, One Softball Diamonds, Three Soccer Fields, Radio Controlled Airplane Landing Strip, & Chisholm Trail Marker / 908 East Ross

Banking

Home Bank & Trust (620) 584-5000 / 741 North Fourth
First State Bank & Trust (620) 584-2201 / 201 East Ross

Shopping

ABC Floral (620) 584-6456 / 126 South Tracy
Duckwalls (620) 584-3232 / 226 East Ross
Bales Pharmacy (620) 584-2025 / 116 East Ross
Mize Thriftway (620) 584-2279 / 449 North Fourth
Sav-A-Trip (620) 584-2040 / 501 East Ross
TMC's Home Center (620) 584-2074 / 229 West Ross

Dining

Pizza Hut (620) 584-2044 / 200 East Ross
The Whistle Stop Cafe & Antique Mall (620) 584-2604 / 130 East Ross
Jamie's Place (620) 584-6342 / 117 East Ross
Walt's Restaurant (620) 584-2727 / 800 East Ross
The Cafe (620) 584-2119 / 120 West Ross

Truck & Auto

Clearwater Truck & Tractor, Inc. (620) 584-2273 / 232 West Ross
D & D Automotive (620) 584-2048 / 113 1/2 North Lee
Clearwater Classics (620) 584-6366 / 100 West Ross
Fleming Motor (620) 584-2333 / 130 North Tracy
Ready Auto Parts & Service (620) 584-6486 / 130 North Tracy
Lauer's Service (620) 584-2096 / Rt 2 Clearwater
Reed Auto Parts Inc. (620) 584-2900 or (620) 584-2901 / 115 North Lee

Barbers and Beauty Shops

Barber Shop (620) 584-2500 / 120 East Ross
The Hairpin Parlor (620) 584-2031 / 118 East Ross
Just Hair (620) 584-6202 / 120 North Gorin
Carol's Country Coiffures (620) 584-2546 / 12025 West 87th South
Cheryl T's Hair Salon (620) 584-2922 / 104 East Ross
Brenda's Outback (620) 584-6498 / Rt 2

Utilities

Southern Kansas Telephone Co. (620) 584-2255 / 112 South Lee / Internet Access Provider
KGE 1-800-794-6101
Pearson Trash Service (620) 584-6732 / 14801 West Deertrail Circle

City Government

City Hall (620) 584-2311 / 129 East Ross
City Administrator (620) 584-2330
Fire Department / Non-Emergency (620) 584-2311 / Emergency (620) 584-2418
Maintenance Department (620) 584-6731 / 401 West Ross
Police Department / Non-Emergency (620) 584-2316 / Emergency 911

Medical

Clearwater Family Practice -- Wichita Clinic (620) 584-2055 / 101 East Ross / Doctor David Papish, DO
Clearwater Veterinary Clinic (620) 584-6331 / 420 North Fourth/ Dr. Bill Machart
Charisse C. Frisch, DDS (620) 584-2223 / 136 North Gorin
Ronald G. Higgins, DDS PA (620) 584-2223 / 136 North Gorin
Scott Palmer, DDS (316) 524-8661 / 79th & Seneca, Wichita

Insurance

American Family Insurance--The Prickett Agency (620) 584-2041 / 300 South First
Home State Insurance (620) 584-2041 / 119 East Ross
New York Life Insurance (620) 584-2345 / 120 East Ross

Manufacturing Companies

Charles Engineering (620) 584-2381 / 10400 S. 119th W
Duraform Inc. (620) 584-2251 / Rt 1
Shackelford Machine Shop (620) 584-6418 / 116 South Tracy
Aero-Graphics (620) 584-3220 / 115 East Ross

Pets

Clearwater Pet Grooming & Supplies (620) 584-4110 / 420 North 4th
Clearwater Veterinary Clinic (620) 584-6331 / 420 North 4th

Clearwater Chamber of Commerce
119 East Ross
Clearwater, KS
(620) 584-3366


This page was created by Heather Ewbank 1997.