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Erie, KS

Nestled in the Neosho River Valley, surrounded by the beautiful Osage Cuesta Hills is Erie, Kansas. Erie's sense of connection to the past is strong: the city was incorporated in 1869 and has been the county seat of Neosho County since 1872. The quiet, peaceful lifestyle is reminiscent of days gone by, but the conveniences and comforts of technology make it possible to stay connected. Residents enjoy the best of both worlds: Erie's tranquil, rural setting is an easy two-hour drive from getaways like Kansas City, Tulsa, Joplin, Springfield, and the Ozarks via U.S. Highway 59. Residents have access to a wide range of amenities in Erie – the regionally-known Prairie Ridge Golf Course, disc golf, bowling, swimming, restaurants, and shopping, in addition to thriving community organizations, churches, and businesses. Erie's business-friendly atmosphere is a great place for entrepreneurs to thrive in city that celebrates being rural by choice. Come experience the rich history and independent lifestyle that makes Erie, Kansas special.

Incorporated: Dec 25, 1869

Population: 1,121

County: Neosho

Zip Code: 66733

Elevation: 896 ft

Average Temperature
Summer: 77°
Fall: 61°
Winter: 43°
Spring: 54°

Average Annual Rainfall: 45"

Location: On US HWY 59. 15 miles North of Parsons and 15 miles Southeast of Chanute

Recycling Available:
Cardboard pick up by Green Environmental

The community of Erie was formed when two neighboring towns (“Old Erie” and “Crawfordsville”) merged, both groups donating land and combining to establish present-day Erie in 1866 near a lake for which the town is named. Cooperation is in Erie's roots!

Fun Facts:
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Erie is host to the oldest consecutively running Old Soldiers and Sailors Reunion in America. Held annually during the third week of July since 1873, the reunion features a “Free Bean Feed.” The beans are prepared using a historic recipe, simmering all day in cast-iron kettles over wood fires like soldiers used in the Civil War. The beans may be an old tradition, but guest country and western musicians from Nashville add a touch of modern spice to the Friday night celebration.

Veterans' Memorial Wall. Honors Americans who have served or are currently serving in the United States Armed Services.