Chief Satanta
Chief Satanta
Haskell County "Chief of the Southwest"
Population: 1273
Elevation: 2,956 feet
Latitude: 37° 26' 14" N
Longitude: 100° 58' 18" W
ZIP code: 67870 - Area Code: (620)


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Satanta Day

  Sunflower view of Satanta photo by Trena Slater 73rd Annual Satanta Day: MAY 10th, 2014
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Aerial View of Satanta photo by Bill Anton

Satanta (pronounced suh-TAN-tuh) is located in Haskell [HS] County in southwest Kansas on Highway 56, which has been designated a Santa Fe Trail auto route. Established in 1912 when the Santa Fe Railroad reached town, Satanta was named after Chief Satanta (Set-t'ainte or White Bear) of the Kiowa Indian tribe.

Our community is situated in an extensive cattle feeding area. In fact, Haskell County ranks first in the state for number of cattle on feed. The county also contains some of the finest irrigated farmland in the state. A diverse array of crops are raised in the area including wheat, corn, soybeans, milo, sunflowers, alfalfa, and cotton. Haskell County ranked second in the state in 2007 for total market value of agricultural products sold at a total of $718,219,000. Oil and natural gas production play a major role in the economy of the region. Just southwest of Satanta is what is known as the "longest bridge over a dry river" where US HWY 56 crosses the Cimarron river, which only flows on rare occasions.

In Satanta you will be met with friendly people who are dedicated to the community and its well-being. You'll find a thriving main street and a healthy business community. Not many small towns offer such up-to-date facilities, including a modern hospital, schools, swimming pool, bank, fire station and a new ambulance building.

The clean, smog-free air to be found in this section of the country, coupled with a low crime rate and very few of the problems found in urban settings, make Satanta a great place to live and raise children.

Along with many community events throughout the year, Satanta Day is held the second weekend in May each year. A display of our community's pride in our Native American heritage, the day-long celebration includes a parade, a barbeque, childrens' games, an all-school alumni reunion, and dances. For more information and a complete schedule, visit the Satanta Day page.

Library Dudley Township Library
Lennet Froelich, Librarian
Sequoyah Street
(620) 649-2213
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Open 10:30am - 5:30pm Monday - Wednesday, Friday / 10:30am - 8:00pm Thursday / 10:00am - Noon Saturday
Satanta's Dudley Township Library offers books, magazines, patterns, and audio books. The library features an item of interest every month in its display case, and is a member of the Interlibrary Loan of Dodge City.

Post Office
Leroy Linnebur, Postmaster
Sequoyah Street
(620) 649-2909
Open 8:30am - 12:30pm and 2:00 - 4:15pm Monday - Friday
10:00 - 11:00am Saturday; Closed Sundays and holidays
Mail pickup: 7:15am and 5:30pm M-F; 7:00am and 5:00 Saturday

Happy Agers Center Happy Agers Center
118 N. Sequoyah Street
(620) 649-2304
FAX: (620) 649-3087
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Joan Palmgren, Director
Pat Shearman Secretary
Open 9:00am - 3:00pm Monday - Friday
Many local citizens over 60 years of age gather at the "Happy Agers" senior center each weekday. A meal is provided at noon Monday through Friday, and home delivered meals are also available. The site provides public transportation that is handicapped accessible.

Emergency Services
Haskell County has fully equipped ambulance and fire departments, well-staffed with many volunteer EMT's and firemen. An alliance with AIR EVAC LIFETEAM air ambulance service provides prompt transfer in critical cases.

Deb Brown, Director
Fire Department:
Jerry Green, Chief
Randy Hargett, Asst. Chief
Jared Sunderland, Captain
Kim Rogers, Captain
Paul Collins,Jr.
Rod Ewing, Maint.
Chris King, Maint.
Jeremy Lee
Randy Liebelt
Andy Lopez
Mark Lozar
Michael Pickens
Chris Naylor
Randy Rankin
Jared Wenta
Darcy Alexander
Jake Freison

Satanta has a Municipal Airport one mile northeast of town. It has a well-lighted, hard-surfaced, 3300' landing strip available for aviation use. Fuel service is also available.


"SATANTA ~ Chief of the Southwest"

Satanta Chamber of Commerce
(620) 649-3602 / P.O. Box 98 / Satanta, KS 67870-0098

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Last updated January 31, 2014 / Elisa (Stalker) Stone / Satanta, Kansas /
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