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Quinter, KS

This short-grass prairie region is a place to revel in the beautiful Western Kansas seasons and a place that welcomes people with varied interests, talents, and skills. Quinter, Kansas, located on I-70 halfway between Kansas City and Denver, is home to over 800 residents. Historically a farming community, Quinter generates commerce through its small industry and ever-expanding Main Street businesses. Exceptional health care can be found at the Gove County Hospital, offering both long-term care and independent living facilities. Public education and licensed daycare centers provide Quinter children with quality learning and educational opportunities. Quinter's versatility and hometown appeal make it a staple among Western Kansas cities. Once you visit Quinter, Kansas and stay long enough to get to know this compassionate community, you won't want to leave!

Historic soda fountain at Ray's Pharmacy
Beautiful landscape in Quinter, KS
2011 New Council members: Brad Elder, Racquel Caasi, Leah Ochs & Re-elected Mayor Dwight Tummons

Founded: 1885

Population: 955

County: Gove

Zip Code: 67752

Elevation: 2,665 ft

Average Temperature
Summer: 75.1°
Fall: 53.3°
Winter: 30.8°
Spring: 51.4°

Average Annual Rainfall: 22"

Days of Sunshine: 237 days

Location: Located on I-70, exit 107. Hays, KS is 52 miles away.

Recycling Available:

Learn more about our beautiful community at:

  • Named after the minister James B. Quinter.
  • First House built by R.W. Cook, first store opened by John K. Wickizer, first hotel kept by J.H. Baker, and the first newspaper The Settler's Guide established in 1886.

Fun Facts:

  • Shortest Highway in the United States (Highway 212)
  • Jay Johnson Public Library - over 17,000 patron visits per year, video-viewing area, community meeting room, a children's place, computer and internet access & a local history collection


  • 2013, 2016 State Forensics
  • 2009 1A State Champions, Football
  • 2009 1A 4th place, Boys Basketball
  • 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2004 State Champions - Forensics
  • 2008 & 2005 State Runners-up - Forensics
  • 2004 2A State Champions, Boys Basketball

Famous or Noteworthy People:

  • Waldo McBurney – known as the "Oldest Worker in America" and as a world class athlete. View information about the Annual Waldo McBurney Race on the Castle Rock Wellness Center page.
  • Scott Huffman – Olympic Pole Vaulter

Town Slogan:

  • Nicknamed the "half mile high city" since it is a half mile above sea level.
  • Known as "Gateway to Castle Rock"
  • "A Feeling of Home"

Castle Rock- located 14 miles south of I-70 at Quinter