Horton, KS

Town in Brown County, KS

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Sponsors of Horton, KS

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About Horton, KS

Horton is an agricultural community located in northeast Kansas on the south central edge of Brown County, at what is known as the “Junction” of the Chicago, Kansas, and Nebraska Railroad. Elevation is 1,134 feet above sea level. Population zoomed to approximately 4,000 shortly after the town was started, reached its peak in 1923 (5,012) and is now down to about 1,700 after the closing of the Rock Island Shops. The local school district is USD 430 South Brown County.

The city of Horton, rightfully dubbed the “Electric City” operates its own distributing company (LDC), having a 5 megawatt generating facility, a water treatment and distribution system, treating on average 180,000 gallons per day. The city also has a water pollution control center, which treats nearly 160,000 gallons of waste per day. Additionally, the city constructs and maintains over 25 miles of street infrastructure.

Businesses of Horton, KS

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Brown County, KS

Visit our county page and you will find information about our town and county's points of interest, festivals/events and faith community. You also will learn about the community organizations that have built and continue to build strong communities (chambers, community groups, and departments, etc) and much more when you visit the Brown County, KS page.