City Hall in Jennings, Kansas
City Hall and Library in downtown Jennings

Decatur County   Jennings,
  Kansas

"Czech Us Out"
Founded: 1888
Area Code: 785
ZIP code: 67643
School District: USD  412  
Population: 130 
Elevation: 2500 feet 
Latitude: 39° 40' 46" N
Longitude: 100° 17' 35" W
Businesses
History
Library
Museum
 


Jennings' Centennial Buckle

The city of Jennings is located in Decatur, [DC], County in the valley of Prairie Dog Creek. The main street, Kansas Avenue, slopes up a steep hill from Highway 383 and the railroad tracks. 

Our town was originally called "Slab City". Being a town of Czechoslovakian descent our theme is "Czech Us Out". We are a farming community with an approximate population of 180. 

Jennings has  several businesses to serve you. We offer a local restaurant, a  grocery store, a grain elevator that offers 24 hour self-serve fuel pumps.

  • The local museum specializes in the Czech traditions of the early settlers of this area. 
  • The Rock Island station still stands beside the track. 
Special Events: Fireman's Fun Day
An annual event held the last Saturday in August to benefit the local volunteer fire department. Festivities include a parade, kids' tractor pull, cake walk, health fair, cow patty bingo and much more. The firemen from surrounding communities compete for a trophy in an event using their firefighting skills. Hamburgers, hot dogs and Polish sausages with all the fixings are served for lunch. Kolaches and pies are served for dessert. All of the days' events are topped off with a feast of locally grown pork, with a hog roast prepared by the firemen, an auction of donated items and a dance. A full day of fun events to support our local volunteer fire department, Fireman's Fun Day has become a local tradition.
City Government:

Jennings City Clerk
785-678-2348

Water and City Council Contact

 
 

 

Churches: Methodist Church
  United Methodist Church
   (785) 678-2638 
  202 S. Topeka 
  Pastor Carrie Buhler

Library: 

Jennings City Library
(785) 678-2666 
133 S. Kansas 

     Senior Center:

Jennings Sunflower Senior Center
Monthly Potluck suppers, Entertainment such as exercising, cards, dominos, visiting.
Local voting center.
Center is also used for family get together, local dinners, etc.

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