Bird City

Kansas

The breathtaking countryside and plentiful grass were just a few reasons why people chose to homestead in Bird City, Kansas. Now what you’ll discover in Bird City is the Heart of the Heartland. Founded by Benjamin Bird in 1885, the agricultural community is a testament to the hardworking and resilient residents who have made Bird City their home. The esteemed Charles Lindbergh, the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic, was once a Bird City resident. Bird City provides not only economic ventures but also recreational opportunities. The Tri-State Antique Engine and Thresher Show, and the holiday craft fair are widely popular annual attractions to Bird City. Experience some of the best steak in Kansas at the famous Big Ed’s Steakhouse. You can reap the benefits of small town living with economical real-estate, one of the best public schools in Kansas, and a caring, supportive community. More beautiful than a postcard, Bird City, Kansas is the Heart of the Heartland!

  • Founded in 1885 by Benjamin Bird, president of the Northwestern Land Cattle Company
  • Charles Lindbergh once resided in Bird City
  • Bird City once had a ship named after the town but it was later torpedoed by a German submarine.

Fun Facts

We are the only town named Bird City in America.

Our 1986 Homecoming Queen, Dana Nelsen, appeared on the David Letterman Show.

Famous or Noteworthy People

Benjamin Bird, Founder of Bird City

Charles Lindbergh, Bird City resident

Rosemary Griffin, left over 5 million dollars to the community of Bird City

Edgar Robinson, left just short of 5 million dollars to the community of Bird City

Landmarks

Ancient Indian Traders Trail – Kansas Highway 161 (goes North out of Bird City)

Slogan

Heart of the Heartland

Founded: 1885

Population: 439

County: Cheyenne

Zip Code: 67731

Elevation: 3,460 ft

Average Temperature:
Summer: 72.6°
Fall: 55.7°
Winter: 37.8°
Spring: 47.1°

Average Annual Rainfall: 21.75″

Days of Sunshine: 71.36%

Location: Along Highway 36, 17 miles south of the Nebraska border and 28 miles east of the Colorado border

Recycling Available:
South end of Bird Ave

City Council Members:
Mark Loop, Mayor
Claire Blevins
Dian Burns
Devin Conley
Dennis Whitmore
Justin Sherlock

Churches

Immanuel United Methodist Church
Pastor Kevin Dixson
PO Box 148
116 East 4th
Bird City, KS 67731
P: 785.734.2739
Email
Sunday School 9:45 am (Consolidated with Lutheran Church)
Sunday Worship 10:55 am

Living Water Fellowship Ministries
Pastor Terry Glasco
PO Box 310
306 Bird Avenue
Bird City, KS 67731

P: 785.734.2363
Sunday Morning Service 10:00 am

St. John Lutheran Church
Pastor Jim Gleason
PO Box 325
405 Ketcham
Bird City, KS 67731
P: 785.734.2531
Sunday School 9:45 am (Consolidated with Methodist Church)
Sunday Worship 10:45 am

St. Joseph Catholic Church
Father Norbert Dlabal
Father Andrew Rockers
North Bird Avenue
Bird City, KS 67731
P: 785.890.7205
Email
1st weekend of the month:
Sunday – 10:30 am
All other weekends:
Saturday – 6:00 pm (Spanish)
Sunday – 8:30 am

Wesleyan Community Church
Pastor Dan Carson
PO Box 147
US Hwy 36 (West edge of Bird City)
P: 785.734.2727
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:00 pm
Wednesday Community Youth Group 7:00 pm

Parks

Van Doren Park

Clubs & Organizations

Bird City Area on Aging
Rodney Klepper, President
PO Box 94
Bird City, KS 67731
785.734.7369

Bird City Century II Development Foundation, Inc.
Darci Schields, Foundation Director
PO Box 174
107 West Bressler
Bird City, KS 67731
P: 785.734.2556
F: 785.734.2536

Bird City Girl Scouts
Kendra Hespe
785.332.6517
Dana Wright
785.734.7127

Bird City Historical Association 
Wanda Dowdy
PO Box 146
315 S. Bird
Bird City, KS 67731
785.734.2383

Bird City Housing Authority
Deb Smith, Executive Director
PO Box 370
Bird City, KS 67731
785.734.2407
Email

Cheylin Recreation Commission
Amy Hendricks, President
PO Box 187
Bird City, KS 67731
785.734.7501

Community Club
Troy and Cindy Burr, Co-Presidents
PO Box 218
Bird City, KS 67731
785.734.2443

Community Youth Group
“A non-denominational Christian youth ministry.”
Pastor Dan Carson
PO Box 325
Bird City, KS 67731
785.734.2727

Everett L. Nelson American Legion
Auxiliary Unit # 352

Rose Gordon, President
PO Box 356
Bird City, KS 67731

Everett L. Nelson American Legion Post #352
Charles Coleman, Commander
PO Box 356
Bird City, KS 67731
785.734.2556
Call BCCII to Reserve American Legion Hall for Events

Kansas Day Organization
Dawn Petty, President
PO Box 456
Bird City, KS 67731

MOPS
Mothers of Preschoolers Program
Madeline Hendricks
785.332.4099

Tri-State Antique Engine and Threshers Association
Brendon Haack, President
PO Box 9
Bird City, KS 67731
P: 785.734.2291

Community Services

Ambulance: 911

Emergency: 911

Fire: 785.734.2323 or 911

Sheriff: 785.332.8880

Post Office:
785.734.2251

Cemeteries:
Bird City Cemetery

City of Bird City – City Hall
Jill Paugh, City Clerk
Dana Wright, Treasurer
Frank O’Very, City Superintendent
Justin Miller, Systems Operato

PO Box 219
111 E. 4th Street
Bird City, KS 67731
785.734.2616
Email

Bird City Fire Department
Loren White, Chief
PO Box 194
Bird City, KS 67731
785.734.2323

Bird City Maintenance Shop
Frank O’very, City Supt.
Justin Miller, City Employee
PO Box 219
305 S. Cave Avenue
Bird City, KS 67731
City Shop: 785.734.2433

Bird City Public Library
Dian Burns, Librarian
PO Box 175
110 E. 4th Street
Bird City, KS 67731
785.734.2203
Hours:
Mon – Fri 2:00-5:30pm

Bird City Swimming Pool
Morgan Sherlock, Manager
PO Box 219
100 N. Rich Avenue
Bird City, KS 67731
785.734.2241
Hours:
Mon-Sat 1:30-5:00pm
Sun- 1:30-9:00pm
Tues & Thurs- 7:00-9:00pm (Evening Swim)

Utilities

Cheylin Sanitation
785-538-2529

City of Bird City
785-734-2616

Eagle Communications
877-613-2453

Midwest Energy
785-626-3231

Nex-Tech Wireless
877-625-7872

Prairie Land Electric
785-734-2311

Recreation

Bird City Public Library

Bird City Swimming Pool
Ann Burr, Manager
100 N Rich Avenue
Bird City, KS 67731
785.734.2241
Hours:
Mon:  Sat 1:30-5pm
Sun:  1:30-9pm
Tues & Thurs: 7-9pm (Evening Swim)

Cheylin Recreation Commission
Tina Sager, Director
785.734.7141
Laurie Leonard, President
PO Box 187
Bird City, KS 67731

Cheylin Wellness Center

Activities

Summer Reading Program – Bird City Public Library

Cheylin Entrepreneurship Camp – 1st-8th Grades

Movies in the Park

School Activities & organizations

Band
Basketball
Cheerleading
Choir
Football
Golf
Scholar’s Bowl
Track and Field
Volleyball
Future Farmers of America (FFA)
National Honor Society (NHS)
Student Council (STUCCO)

Youth Rec

Basketball
Baseball
Coach Pitch
Flag Football
Soccer
Swim Lessons
Swim Team
Tumbling
T-Ball

Youth Clubs & Organizations

Awanas
Bird City Go-Getters 4H Club
Catholic Youth Organization (CYO)
Girl Scouts
Teens For Christ (TFC)
United Methodist Youth Council (UMYC)

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