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.

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City Hall Hours:

Monday-Friday: 9am-3pm; Closed 12pm-1pm

Department Contact Numbers:

Administration 785.945.6612
Police Department 785.945.3434
Public Works Department (Streets, Water, Sewer) 785.640.3247




Governing Information: 
City of the 3rd Class - Mayor/Council
State Senate District - 3
State House District - 47
Congressional District - 2

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Valley Falls 2019/2020 Community Survey results available now!


All of the data and details from the Valley Falls 2019/2020 Community Survey is now available. The Mayor, City Council, and Staff thank all of the participants for assisting in this important tool. Staff will begin using the data as a basis for important...

Valley Falls Citywide Garage Sales


Unleash your inner bargain shopper and join us in Valley Falls for tons of great deals.  Get ready for our citywide garage sales May 15th & 16th.



The regularly scheduled council meeting for tonight has been cancelled. This decision has been made based on concerns surrounding COVID-19, and recommendations from the League of Kansas Municipalities, and various state and federal agencies.

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