Introduction to Colby, Kansas
Colby, Kansas is located 201 miles E of Aurora, Colorado. It is in Thomas county, and has a population of 5,450.
Colby is the county seat of Thomas County, which was founded on October 8, 1885 and was named for George Henry Thomas. The City of Colby was named in honor of J.R. Colby. He was a settler and is credited with having published the first newspaper in the county.
Colby and nearby Attractions
- Prairie Museum of Art & History
- Fick Fossil and History Museum
- Lake Scott State Park
Things To Do In Colby
You can check out the Landmark United Pentecostal Church, Colby Lutheran Church, and the Colby United Methodist Church. One can also visit the Colby/Pioneer Memorial Library. The Rock Creek Lake State Recreation Area offers facilities for picnic, camping, and boating. Every year the city also hosts the Pickin' on the Plains Bluegrass Festival in the month of July. It is also home to the Thomas County Fair.
One can avail air transportation from Garden City Regional Airport.
Colby Higher Education
Colby Community College, Fort Hays State University, University of Nebraska at Kearney, and Barton County Community College offer opportunities for higher education.