Sunday, May 28, 2017

Valley Falls, Kansas. Historic town with vision for the future. 

Just after the opening of Kansas territory in 1854, frontier entrepreneurs found a falls on the Grasshopper River that they believed would serve well in powering a mill. Mills would be replaced by elevators and for a century, grinding agricultural produce and serving the farm community was the main commerce. Grasshopper Falls would be platted in 1855 and incorporated in 1869. The grasshopper invasion of the 1870s was devastating and not a good promotional tool for a new and aspiring town. Aided by Legislature, the name of the river was changed to the Delaware (an American Native tribe most dominant in the region) and the twice more named town, eventually became Valley Falls.

  • May 23 Birthdays

    May 23 Birthdays

  • May 22 Birthdays

    May 22 Birthdays

  • 2017 Winds storm

    2017 Winds storm

  • Storm hauling

    Storm hauling

  • 2017 May Storm

    2017 May Storm

  • Kim B KS Forest Svc planting tree

    Kim B KS Forest Svc planting tree

  • 2017 Arbor Day Celebration

    2017 Arbor Day Celebration

  • Council Pres. Lucy Thomas Proclamation

    Council Pres. Lucy Thomas Proclamation

  • 2017 Arbor Day 6th grade classes

    2017 Arbor Day 6th grade classes

  • Manhattan 2017

    Manhattan 2017

  • State BB

    State BB

  • Smoke House

    Smoke House

  • Davis Softball Field

    Davis Softball Field

  • Rush Field

    Rush Field

  • Lowry and Johnson

    Lowry and Johnson

  • Heinen Apt

    Heinen Apt

  • Megs


  • VF City Hall

    VF City Hall

  • Sunset Haven

    Sunset Haven

  • StewartsOldStore


  • Delaware Township Hall

    Delaware Township Hall

  • Pastense Pretense

    Pastense Pretense

  • Broadway


  • Linwood Place

    Linwood Place

  • Tree Park

    Tree Park

  • G&M Lawns

    G&M Lawns

  • Historic Lutheran Church

    Historic Lutheran Church

  • Haug

    Haug's Pond

  • Welcome to Valley Falls (Copy)

    Welcome to Valley Falls (Copy)

  • Water Tower

    Water Tower

  • Gazebo


  • Scene Uptown Valley Falls

    Scene Uptown Valley Falls

  • Gazebo in Spring

    Gazebo in Spring

  • Monument at Hurst Tower

    Monument at Hurst Tower

  • Rosehill Cemetery

    Rosehill Cemetery

Special Notices


417 Broadway

Valley Falls, Kansas 66088


Phone 785-945-6612

FAX    785-945-3341

Email – City Clerk – Administrator – Police Dept. – Water Dept.

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