Marquette is home to 801 (2019) residents and has a vibrant history that is preserved through the downtown area and three museums. This community offers a variety of attractions including the Kansas Motorcycle Museum and Smokey Hill River.
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Local students attend school in either the Little River Unified School district or the Smokey Valley Unified School District 400.
Marquette is west of Interstate I-135 and south of Highway KS-4. Salina is under 40 minutes away, McPherson is under 30 minutes away, and Hutchinson is a 50 minute commute from town. Browse the newest real estate listings in Marquette, KS.
Nestled in the beautiful smoky valley in central Kansas, Marquette was settled in the 1860's and 1870's by Swedish immigrants and Civil War veterans. The town started with a flourmill on the banks of the Smoky Hill River in 1873 and by 1874, a town charter was signed, and Marquette began to grow.
In 1905, a devastating tornado destroyed most of the western half of the town, killing 31 people. But the determination to survive and rebuild was very strong. And rebuild they did. Marquette boasts a very historic downtown of Victorian style buildings that are on the Kansas State Register of Historic Places, and have been restored to their original Swedish influenced, Victorian splendor. The town also has many beautiful Victorian homes that survived the tornado and have been restored.
Marquette offers a municipal swimming pool, summer recreation programs, dance and karate studio, three churches, a fitness center, daycare facilities and preschool classes, and a very interesting historic business district. A grocery store, bank, library, gift shops, art studio, museums, photography studio, The Kansas Motorcycle Museum and eating establishments make up our charming downtown area. You will also find affordable rental homes, a well-run nursing home facility and senior income-based apartments.
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