Cedar Vale is home to 638 (2019) residents, and presents a rich Kansas history with Victorian-style homes and other attractions. Located 30 minutes from Arkansas City and an hour from Independence, residents have access to a wide variety of local attractions.
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Students in Cedar Vale attend school in the Cedar Vale Unified School District 285. Total enrollment for the district is 159. Local students can participate in a variety of activities including football, basketball and track.
Cedar Vale is located south of Highway U.S. 166. Arkansas City is 30 minutes away and Winfield is less than 45 minutes from town.
Cedar Vale was founded in 1869 by J. R. Marsh, who was "hunting a place of peace and rest". He was captivated by the local tall-grass prairie, the beauty of nearby Lookout Mountain, and the rich bottom-land of the Caney River Valley.
Platted the following year, the town was not "square with the world". Cedar Vale was laid out on the diagonal rather than aligning with north-south compass points, so that looking down Cedar Street gave an unobstructed view of Caney River and Cedar Creek Valleys, and the junction of the two streams.
Cedar Vale has never been a boom or a bust town. Fortunately, its residents have enjoyed a modest but solid economy, waxing and waning with the fortunes of the agricultural enterprises of the area.
Cedar Vale is home to the First Baptist Church and the Church of Christ. The Hilltop Restaurant provides residents with great breakfast and lunch options. Below are some of our other favorite local attractions and activities.
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