Junction City, KS

Town in Geary County, KS

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Sponsors of Junction City, KS

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About Junction City, KS

Junction City was the first town west of the Mississippi to distribute Coca-Cola. Junction City’s Ladies Reading Club is the oldest Federated Club in Kansas and one of the first west of the Mississippi. Junction City was one of the first towns in Kansas to have a kindergarten in 1927.

In 1929, the “Uptown” Theater was one of the first theaters in Kansas to be equipped with “talkies” (motion pictures). On April 19, 1867 the Junction City Stone Sawing Company secured a contract to furnish all the stone needed in the construction of the East wing of the Kansas State Building.

Fort Riley’s first name was Camp Center, because it was believed to be the geographic center of the U.S. Davis County was Geary County’s original name.

During the War Between the States, it was used as an arsenal, and later as a school. The chapel was extensively renovated in 1938 and rededicated as the Catholic Chapel.

Junction City is actually the site of what was to be Manhattan Kansas. However due to low water conditions the Steam Ship was only able to get as far as where Manhattan is now. Walkers Stone Company was one of the first industries in the area. Fort Riley has had an “open door” policy until the terrorist attack of 9/11/01. The base was just as any other city.

Businesses of Junction City, KS

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Geary 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 Geary County, KS page.