Highway US-160 runs through the north side of Longton, and Independence is under 35 minutes away from town. Longton is home to 340 (2019) residents, is surrounded by Kansas history, and maintains a small community atmosphere.
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The Elk Valley community is committed to providing a learning environment in which all students make progress in becoming a functional member of society. They believe that school improvement is an on-going process of evaluation, setting goals, and implementing programs. Find homes in Longton by school district.
Longton was originally named Elk Rapids but was renamed after a village in England to avoid confusion with nearby Elk Falls and Elk City. Herbert Capper—father of Arthur Capper, former governor, senator and founder of Capper's Weekly—named the town. Herbert Capper also owned the first hardware store in town. The discovery of the Longton oil field in 1902 led to a brief period of boom times for the town.
Longton is home to four churches including the United Methodist Church and First Baptist Church. Independence offers several attractions including the Independence Museum and the Little House on the Prairie Museum. Browse the newest real estate in Longton, KS.
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