Farther from the big metropolitan areas of Kansas City
, Garnett, Kansas sits as a self-sufficient and beautiful little city. It is surrounded by farmlands and the beautiful openness which Kansas offers to all.
Garnett was settled in 1857 and it was named after W.A. Garnett, the man who bought the flour mill and sawmill, and who also helped finance the building of the town.
Over time, the town grew into more of a small city. It has had a couple of notable characters pass through, mainly in the Wild West era of America’s history. Jesse James, Wild Bill Hitchcock, Buffalo Bill Cody, and Houdini all passed through Garnett, Kansas a few times. Houdini even escaped from the city jail.
In 1858, the Garnett House Hotel was constructed and still stands today, full of history and sporting its own updated website.
It housed many of the famous Wild West personalities that passed through Garnett, including Jesse James and Wyatt Earp. It’s said that John Brown, the abolitionist, hid escaping slaves in the attic of this building before the Civil War broke loose.
Garnett can have hot, humid summers and mild, cool winters. It’s set in Anderson County, Kansas.
The community is very active, and you can even find tons of their events and activities on their website, which is updated regularly and is easy to use.
This smaller city hosts the Anderson County Hospital, Lake Garnett Park, and East Kansas Agri Energy plant. From small shops to regular stores, historical places to visit and a welcoming atmosphere, Garnett is a lovely place to visit or live.
If you’re passing through, be sure to check out what events they have coming up on their website. If you’re looking to live in this great city, you’re in luck. They’re happy to have you.