Welcome To Syracuse, Kansas

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The town of Syracuse began as a water tank and a railroad side track in 1873. By 1888 it had a population of 1,300. Syracuse has always been a popular place to live, with many opportunities linked to the land; it lies along the Arkansas River making it one of the most productive areas for wheat, hay, corn, and milo. Our agriculture based economy is also fortified with feedlots and dairies. The huge elevators and shiny railroad tracks reveal the major source of our prosperity. Syracuse is a town of values and friendliness, and is an excellent place to raise a family.

Syracuse is the county seat of Hamilton [HM] county. We have an active downtown, a movie theatre and well-stocked library. Our town supplies many activities throughout the year as seen on our Events in Syracuse page.

Syracuse Sign
Northrup Theater
The Northrup Theater in Syracuse opened April 7, 1930 with "Footlights and Fools" starring Colleen Moore. The ornate "art deco" paint job on the interior was added in the forties. The building has been restored and is operated by the Chamber of Commerce.
Covered Wagon
For about five miles just west of Syracuse, highway US 50 follows the original path of the mountain route of the Santa Fe Trail.
If you're feeling adventurous take the river road along the south side of the river from Syracuse to Coolidge. It is a beautiful drive with the Arkansas River on one side, surrounded by cottonwoods, and on the other side, sage covered hills and wildflowers.
Bulldog Mascot
The mascot of the high school is a bulldog and evidence of school spirit is everywhere. A giant statue of a bulldog sits in front of the school and our mascot is represented all over town. Below you will find a map of Syracuse.