Caldwell is a quiet, picturesque city located in South Central Kansas—60 miles south of Wichita and 75 miles north of Oklahoma City. This prime location, at the junction of U.S. Highways 81 and 49, along with a growing industrial park and economy, make it a perfect location for establishing or expanding a business. Additionally, its small town charm, professional healthcare facilities, affordable living, many recreational opportunities, and friendly atmosphere make this community a great place to call home.
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The mission of Caldwell Schools—U.S.D. #360, is to promote learning as a lifelong process for all students as they prepare for the future. The schools, in partnership with home and community will provide challenging opportunities in a safe and caring environment. Find homes in Caldwell by school district.
Caldwell is located north of the Oklahoma border and right off of Highway 81. Wellington is less than 40 minutes from town. Browse the newest real estate listings in Caldwell, KS.
Caldwell began in 1871 as a trading post on the Chisholm Trail. Settlers heading west stopped here to buy provisions before continuing on their journey. Cowboys, weary after long cattle drives through Indian Territory, could find a haven for entertainment and excitement in the town known as The Border Queen.
Caldwell began to boom in the early 1800's with the arrival of the first railroad in the area. It soon grew into a wild and wooly cowtown, rivaling Abilene and Dodge City. In 1893, when the Cherokee Strip was opened for settlement, Caldwell experienced another massive influx of settlers who thronged to the area in preparation for the run. The fertile soil of the area enticed many of the families to stay in the community and make their homes rather than facing other unknowns in the territory to the south. Today, Sumner County—where Caldwell is located—has the distinction of being the largest winter wheat-producing county in the nation.
Caldwell has many amazing historical attractions including Talking Tombstone tours, Boothill Cemetery tour, and the Opera House. This community represents some of the best pieces of Kansas history.
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