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  Macksville,
  Kansas

Founded: 1879 Population: 488
School District: USD 351    Elevation: 2035 feet
ZIP code: 67557 Latitude: 37° 57' 33" N
Area Code: 620 Longitude: 98° 58' 6" W

Macksville is located in southwestern Stafford, [SF], county. Highway 50 and the AT&SF railroad, which run east-west across the county, serve Macksville as well as Zenith, Stafford, and St. John.

The City Park on the east side of downtown has a fancy stone bandshell, curving brick paths, and a small canal. Two footbridges cross it, one stone, and one brick. The bandshell, built in 1940, contains stones from all the states. This is a great place to stretch your legs.

George E. Mack received a land grant after serving in the U.S. Army in the Civil War. He pitched his tent in western Stafford County in 1877 among other settlers. He donated sites for a Methodist Church and parsonage, and a city park, and built himself a house with shipped-in lumber. On May 26th 1879 he was appointed Postmaster. In 1885, the town was platted, and the arrival of the Santa Fe railroad made the town blossom.

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Special Events   The Christian Motorcycle Association holds their two day area rally the first weekend in May with food, games, a concert, and overnight camping in the park.
Schools   USD 351 Macksville   (620) 348-3415   FAX: (316) 348-3415
P. O. Box 487 / Macksville, KS 67557
Library   Macksville City Library   (620) 348-3555 / 333 N. Main / Box 398 | Visit the website
Churches   Christian Church   (620) 348-3205 / 234 N. Shaeffer
Free Methodist Church   (620) 348-3778 / 302 E. Broadway
Iglesia Evangelica Amigos   (620) 348-2380 / N. Main
Grace United Methodist   (620) 348-2855 / 133 N. Gilmore
Shopping   Country Store   (620) 348-3121 / 132 E. Broadway
DAB Oil   (620) 348-4445 / 102 E. Broadway
Phylees   (620) 348-5531 / 210 N. Main
Dining   Edna's   (620) 348-4685 / 115 W. Broadway
Home of the "Big Mama" hamburger, a regional delicacy.
Mary's Home Kitchen   (620) 348-2462 / 230 N. Main
Banking   Citizens State Bank   (620) 348-2105 / 220 N. Main
Farmers & Merchants State Bank   (620) 348-2385 / 234 N. Main
City Government   City of Macksville   (620) 348-2575 / 217 N. Main
 

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