Trego County  WaKeeney,

Christmas City of the High Plains
Founded: 1878
Population: 2161 (1990)
Elevation: 2465 feet
Latitude: 39° 1' 30" N
Longitude: 99° 52' 45" W
School District: USD 208
ZIP code: 67672
Area Code: 785

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Join us for the annual tree lighting ceremony on November 28. 1998.
WaKeeney, the county seat of Trego [TR] county is on I-70, US283, and the Union Pacific. Visitors traveling along the interstate often complain that this part of Kansas is flat. In reality, the area is full of beautiful valleys that are best seen by going north from WaKeeney. Trego County is also famous for its upland game hunting.

Since WaKeeney was founded, its reputation as "The Queen City of the High Plains" has changed to "The Christmas City of the High Plains." With the largest Christmas tree and lighting display between Kansas City and Denver, the entire city has become a legend in Western Kansas.

  • The stone city building at Fourth and Russell was built in 1937.
  • The Trego county courthouse was built of native stone in 1888-1889 and is still in use. Take time to go inside.
  • Cedar Bluff State Park and Lake, a few miles south of Wakeeney offers great fishing, boating, hunting and beautiful scenery.


WaKeeney Chamber of Commerce
(785) 743-2077
216 N. Main / WaKeeney, KS 67672

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November 5, 1998 / Danny Fabrizius / WaKeeney, Kansas /

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