Nickerson, KS has a population of 1,015 as of 2019, and offers a great city park to spend a day out with the family. Located under 20 minutes from downtown Hutchinson, this community enjoys many other attractions including the Kansas Cosmosphere Space Center and the Strataca Salt Museum. Start shopping for Nickerson homes for sale.
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Nickerson-South Hutchinson Unified School District #309—located in Reno County—comprises 187.5 square miles of mostly rural areas. USD 309 is a district that celebrates diversity, quality instruction and successful student achievement. The teachers here are highly committed educators who strive daily to inspire and challenge every child, everyday. They are dedicated to delivering a standards-based curriculum that is robust and relevant to the real world, in order to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed for success in college and careers.
USD 309 is currently made up of two elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. All four buildings are fully accredited through the Kansas State Department of Education Quality Performance Accreditation process.
Nickerson sits just east of highway KS-96. Downtown Hutchinson is under 20 minutes away from town. McPherson and Great Bend are also less than an hour away. Browse the newest real estate listings in Nickerson, KS.
The original town site of Nickerson was platted in 1875 by the railroad company—one mile east of the present site. In 1872, a depot was built at that point, and the station was known as Nickerson, so named in honor of Thomas Nickerson, then President of the AT. & S. F. Railway. The next building was erected by the railroad company in the fall of 1872, and was used as a section house. In the fall of 1874, a schoolhouse was built. In August 1875, Dr. L. A. Reeves erected a two-story frame building, and opened a store of goods.
For the next two years these buildings comprised "Old Nickerson." In October 1878, the present town site of Nickerson was platted on ground which was then covered by an extensive corn field owned by Mr. Sears. A few days after the town site was surveyed, James Devitt commenced the foundation for the hotel known as the Dominion House. At about the same time, A. L. Harlow began the foundations for a building, afterwards known as the Harlow House. Before these buildings were completed, Dr. L. A. Reeves moved the building now occupied as the post office from Old Nickerson. With the exception of a small frame structure occupied by John Sears, it was the first building on the town site.
By March 1879, Dr. Reeves had the whole block built, now known as the Reeves Block. Probably the first building built on the town site was a drug store erected by M. McCormick, in October 1878. This was followed by a building used as a general store, and occupied by Sievart & Smith. Within sixty days Nickerson had two hotels, one dozen stores, two livery stables, two lumber yards and a printing office!
Nickerson has several events that the citizens can get involved with throughout the year. The community has a nice city park that offers a quiet area for family reunions, picnicking or a place to take your children to play. The park has barbeques, water, restrooms, electricity access, sheltered picnic area, playground, basketball court, a large field and is across the street from the baseball diamonds.
Nickerson also has places for you to shop and dine in the city, as well as area churches for your convenience. As you can see, the city has almost everything that you could want and need.
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