Little River is home to 446 (2019) residents, and enjoys access to local attractions including the Rolling Hills Zoo, McPherson Water Park and Kansas Cosmosphere Space Center. Little River USD 444 is what makes this community a great place to raise a family. Start shopping for Little River, KS homes for sale.
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Local students attend school in the Little River Unified School District 444 where total enrollment for is approximately 200. The mission of USD 444 is to prepare students with thinking and reasoning skills so that they may become functioning and responsible citizens. Find homes in Little River by school district.
This tract of land was in use well before the incorporation of the city in 1886. Little River was a town site platted by the Arkansas Valley Town and Land Company in November of 1880. The railroad was completed in the spring of 1880, and the first train passed through from Florence to Ellinwood on June 1, 1880.
During the construction phase of the railroad, many of the laborers boarded at a ranch house on a hill just west of the new town site. The house was occupied by the H.B. Hodges family and they fed the railroad workers before there was a town of Little River. In the late 1880’s, Cyrus Clutter purchased this farm and buildings. Upon Mr. Clutter’s death, the farm passed on to his daughter, Edna Clutter-Perry and her husband Percy Perry. This tract has been known as Clutter Hill since 1900.
The name Clutter Hill has some historical significance for Little River and to sustain that historical naming, two primary streets in the subdivision are named for well-known philanthropists—George Hoffman and W.H. Burke. Their contributions to Little River were many with the most notable the Burke Hotel built in 1921, and the Hoffman Memorial Hospital—now the site of City Hall.
In January of 2006, what remained of the original Clutter Hill tract was obtained from the Perry family by the Little River Development Group (LRDG), with a vision for an expansion of home building sites which were completed in 2010.
Little River is located north of Highway KS-56. Hutchinson is 36 minutes away, Salina is under an hour away, and McPherson is less than 30 minutes from town. Browse the newest real estate listings in Little River, KS.
Surrounding towns like Salina and McPherson offer many local attractions including the Rolling Hills Zoo, Kansas Cosmosphere Space Center and McPherson Water Park.
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