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.

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

Beantown, USA
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.

Incorporated: Dec 5, 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

City Council Members:
Jason Thompson, Steve Maher, Cindy Friedrich, Trenton Moore, Tereasa DeMeritt

City Employees
Darrell Bauer
Superintendent: Buddy Stark
City Clerk: Cindy Lero


Church of Christ
425 W State St
Erie, KS 66733

Erie Federated Church
202 S Main St
Erie, KS 66733

First Baptist Church

First Christian Church (DOC)
703 W State St
Erie, KS 66733

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
603 Mildfelt St
Erie, KS 66733

St. Ambrose Catholic Church
519 N Main St
Erie, KS 66733

Temple Baptist Church
301 S Butler St
Erie, KS 66733


Erie City Park

Swimming Pools

Erie Public Swimming Pool

The 148th Annual Old Soldiers and Sailors Reunion

July 12, 2021 – July 17, 2021

American Legion Rodeo – July 13 and 14

Kid’s Fun Night – July 15

Free bean feed, live entertainment, fireworks – July 16

Parade, and other activities – July 17

Clubs & Organizations

American Legion Post 102
313 S Main
Erie, KS 66733

Beantown Boosters

Beta Sigma Phi

Erie Community Foundation

Mainstreet Memories

Masonic Lodge

MemErie Historical Society
403 S Main
Erie, KS 66733

Red Hat Society

Sons of the American Legion (S.A.L.)


Cardboard pick up by Green Environmental

Erie Recreation Commission (ERC)

ERC exists to provide activities and opportunities for the entire community that encourage teamwork, sportsmanship, and FUN.

ERC meets the second Sunday of each month at 6:00 p.m., at the Erie Public Library. All public is welcome to attend the meetings, though if an issue is to be addressed, advanced notice is required.

The Recreation Commission oversees youth sports, concessions, and the City Pool. Questions or concerns can be best addressed by contacting one of the ERC members or attending a meeting, with advanced notice give to at least one member.

Jennifer DeMeritt
Kristi Dillinger
Sarah Jones
Jack Kennedy
Denise Reissig

Community Services

Ambulance: 911

City Office
101 N Main
Erie, KS 66733

Community Center
The Brickhaus
Tony’s Function Junction

Emergency: 911

Erie Rec Department

Fire Chief
Jeff Bohrer

Police Chief
Roberta Harris

Erie Public Library

Medical Facilities:
Labette Health

20 miles

Neosho County Regional Memorial
20 miles

Neosho County Commissioners
100 Main
Erie, KS 66733

Neosho Community College
800 W 14th St
Chanute, KS 66720

Senior Center
Erie Senior Center


CNC Bowling Lanes

Mem-Erie Museum

Veteran’s Memorial Wall

Walking Tour in East Hill Cemetery


View the Erie Recreation Commission Activities Calendar

Baseball/Softball: June-July
Sign-up Deadline/Fee:  April 15, TBD
Last Sign-Up Deadline: April 22, TBD*
Boys T-Ball: Gr. K-1
Baseball: Gr. 2-12
Girls T-Ball: Gr. K-1
Softball: Gr. 2-14 yrs

Basketball: Nov-March
Sign-up Deadline/Fee: Oct 9/TBD
Late Sign-Up Deadline/Fee: Oct 16/TBD*
Boys/Girls: Gr. 4-6

CNC Bowling Lanes

Disc Golf

Erie Public Swimming Pool

Flag Football: Sept-Oct
Sign-Up Deadline/Fe4e: Aug 19/$30
Late Sign-Up Deadline/Fee: Aug 26/$40*
Boys/Girls: Gr. 1-2

Run by Erie youth Football League – Contact Megan Heady for more information

Prairie Ridge Golf Course

Soccer: April
Sign-Up Deadline/Fee: March 4/TBD
Late Sign-Up Deadline/Fee: March 11/TBD*
Boys/Girls: Gr. K-6

Swim Team: June-July
Sign-Up Deadline/Fee: April 15/TBD
Late Sign-Up Deadline/Fee: April 22/TBD*
Boys/Girls: Gr. K-12

Volleyball: Sept 20 – Oct 18
Sign-Up Deadline/Fee: Aug 26/$30
Late Sign-Up Deadline/Fee: Sept 3/$40*
Girls: Gr. 2-6

*Late signups will be accepted up to 5 business days past the original deadline, with an additional $10 fee.

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