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Ellis County, Kansas


A city with a rich past and a promising future

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Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Kansas state capital is Topeka.
The population of Ellis is approximately 1,873 (2000), 2062 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 859 (1990), 868 (2010).
The amount of land area in Ellis is 3.193 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Ellis to Washington DC is 1278 miles.
The distance to the Kansas state capital is 219 miles. (as the crow flies)
Ellis is positioned 38.93 degrees north of the equator and 99.55 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Ellis elevation is 2,120 feet above sea level.


in northwest Kansas, near Hays. Here is a city map for Ellis.
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History & History Related Items

In 1867, a railroad water station was built where Ellis is now located. A post office was opened here on 27 June 1870. By 1874 there was a school established and a church. The city became known as a major shipping point for cattle from about 1875 until 1880. The city was incorporated on 10 January 1888. In 1896, the city election gave Ellis an all-woman council and mayor, one of the first cities in the US to do so. The man who invented the electric streetcar in 1882, John Henry, lived in Ellis. Walter P. Chrysler, the founder of the Chrysler Corporation, grew up here and was taught his trade in the Ellis Union Pacific shop.
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Ellis Railroad BK&E Miniature Train Ellis Railroad
BK&E Miniature Train
911 Washington
P O Box 82
Ellis, KS 67637
Ph: (785) 726-4493
Fax: (785)726-3294

Walter P. Chrysler
Founder of the Chrysler Corporation
Boyhood Home and Museum
102 W. 10th St.
P.O. Box 229
Ellis, KS 67637
Phone: 785 726-3636

Cedar Bluff State Park
Rt 2 Box 76A
Ellis, KS 67637
Phone: 785-726-3212
southwest of Ellis
The park has a reservoir of the same name and about 1000 acres of park land. Among the many park activities are: camping in sites or in cabins, boating, fishing, wildlife viewing, and sports--volleyball, swimming, and horseshoes.
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Ellis City Government

City of Ellis

Ellis City Clerk
815 Jefferson
Ellis, KS 67637
Phone: 785-726-4812 Fax: 785-726-4159

Ellis Libraries

Ellis Public Library
907 Washington
P.O. Box 107
Ellis, KS 67637
Phone: 785-726-3464
Fax: 785-726-3900

Ellis Schools

Ellis Schools - USD 388 Ellis


The population of Ellis was:
1990 - 1,814
2000 - 1,873

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