Dexter is home to 275 residents (2019), and is a quiet town with its own school district. This community is a short commute to many surrounding attractions including the Cherokee Land Rush Museum and Wellington Regent Theatre.
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Local students attend school in the Dexter Unified School District 471, and this school district currently has 149 students enrolled. Students can participate in many activities including basketball, track, and baseball. Find homes in Dexter by school district.
Highway KS-15 runs through the east side of town. Nearby cities include Wellington, which is under an hour away and Arkansas City and Winfield that both less than 30 minutes away. Browse the newest real estate listings in Dexter, KS.
In 1903, the community of Dexter was celebrating the hopes of economic prosperity as a "howling gasser" had been discovered. The citizens were excited about a large pocket of gas that was found below the earth. A huge celebration was planned including a band, speeches and games. The evening would end with the lighting of the gas that was billed to "light the entire countryside for a day and a night".
Imagine the community's dismay as the gas wouldn't burn! A geologist at Kansas University was intrigued by the event and arranged for a sample to be delivered. After several years of research—in 1905—helium was discovered in Dexter.
Dexter is home to the Dexter Christian Church. Surrounding cities like Wellington, Winfield, and Arkansas City offer attractions like the Cherokee Land Rush Museum and Wellington Regent Theatre.
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