Introduction to Chanute, Kansas
People began to settle in Chanute in around 1856. The town grew after the Leavenworth, Lawrence and Galveston Railroad (LL&G) arrived in the late 1850s. The City of Chanute was incorporated on January 1, 1873. By 1887 it had rain elevators, flour mills, banks and natural gas. Electric utility was established in Chanute by 1903. The city was named in honor of Octave Chanute, the Chief Engineer of the LL&G Railroad.
Chanute and nearby Attractions
- Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum
- Norman Number 1 Oil Well and Museum
- Cross Timbers State Park
- Mine Creek Battlefield
- Egeskov Castle
- Chanute Art Gallery
Things To Do In Chanute
The Egeskov Castle is a beautiful Renaissance water castle. At the Fort Scott National Historic Site you can see around 20 historic structures. You can also check out the Chanute Art Gallery. The Elk City State Park has the facilities for camping and hiking. The city has quite a few churches like the Church of Christ and the Church of Nazarene. Chanute also hosts the festivals of Artist Alley and Mexican Fiesta every year. It also celebrates the annual Osa Johnson Safari Days in the month of April.
Air transport facilities are available from Tulsa International Airport.
Chanute Higher Education
Neosho County Community College, Pittsburg State University, Emporia State University, Emporia State University, and other universities and colleges provide opportunities for higher studies.