Monday: Peabody

Summer Road Trip

PEABODY, Kan. (KSNW) — The KSN Summer Road Trip rolled into town around 11:25 a.m. Monday, July 12. We visited the historic downtown, on Walnut between 1st and 2nd Streets.

A large crowd stopped by to say “Hi” and watch the live broadcast of our noon shows.

The City of Peabody calls itself Norman “Rockwell’s vision come to life.” It boasts of stunning late-Victorian architecture, with 42 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The town website says “it just feels like home.” KSN’s Craig Andres agrees. It is his hometown.

Vital statistics

  • Population: 1,384
  • Population (surrounding area): 1,544
  • County population: 13,361

Things to check out in Peabody:

  • Peabody Township Library, 214 N. Walnut – A Carnegie Library and the first free library in Kansas
  • The Sunflower Theatre, 114 N. Walnut – Restoring a historic theatre
  • Peabody City Park, west end of Second Street – The Kansas State Fair was held here in 1885
  • Santa Fe Park, south end of Walnut – The park is also the site of the Doyle Valley Farmer’s Market held every Saturday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., from Memorial Day to Labor Day
  • Sunday Cruise – An event for bikes and hot rods that takes place every fourth Sunday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., from April through October
  • The History of Peabody

Community & Government:

Sponsors: Peabody Community Foundation, The Sunflower Theatre, Peabody Sausage House, Affordable Street Rods, Vintage Bank, and Coneburg Inn

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