Introduction to Dodge City, Kansas
Dodge City, Kansas, in Ford county, is located 146 miles W of Wichita, Kansas. There are approximately 25,176 people residing in the city.
Dodge City History
Dodge City is the county seat of Ford County. The community was named after Fort Dodge, which was built in 1865 and was named in honor of Colonel Henry I. Dodge. However, some believe that it was named after Colonel Richard Irving Dodge. The area was first settled in around 1847. In 1871, a rancher called Henry J. Sitler established a sod house in the area. In 1872, the early settlers founded the town of Dodge City in about five miles from Fort Dodge.
Dodge City and nearby Attractions
- Boot Hill Museum
- Kansas Heritage Center
- Santa Fe Depot
- Fort Larned National Historic Site
- Meade State Park
Things To Do In Dodge City
While in Dodge City, tourists can visit the Nicodemus National Historic Site. Golf lovers can visit the Mariah Hills Golf Course. One can enjoy shopping at the South gate Shopping Center. You can also visit the Dodge City Public Library. The city of Dodge City hosts the Dodge City Days, Dodgetober Fest, Ford County Fair, and Spring Festival every year.
Dodge City Transportation
Air transportation facility is provided by Dodge City Regional Airport.
Dodge City Higher Education
Dodge City Community College, Fort Hays State University, Barton County Community College, and Hutchinson Community College offer opportunities for higher studies.