Old bank building in downtown Jewell, Kansas

 

The Gem of the Buffalo Valley

Founded: 1870
Population: 529
ZIP code:  66949
Elevation: 1550 feet

Area Code: 785
Latitude: 39 40' 17" N
Longitude: 98 9' 12" W
School District
USD 279

Jewell County

 

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Downtown Square, Jewell, KansasJewell is located on highway K-14 southeast of Mankato in Jewell County, [JW]. It's a small, pretty town organized around a town square and park. A stone and bronze marker in the square tells the story of Fort Jewell, a sod fort built to protect the citizens from an Indian raid.

Old bank building in downtown Jewell, Kansas
 
Several beautiful old stone and brick buildings grace the downtown. The bank, shown here, is a perfectly maintained example.
 
Jewell is blessed with great places for outdoor recreation. There's a state fishing lake is a short distance west of town Lovewell reservoir is a few miles north, and Waconda reservoir is a short distance to the south.

 
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Jewell Chamber of Commerce
(785) 428-3600
308 Delaware, Jewell, KS 66949

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November 11, 2005 / Jewell,Kansas

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