NORTON, Kan. (KSNW) — The KSN Summer Road Trip had a great time in Norton. Thank you to all the people who came to Washington Park to say hello.
Norton is the county seat of Norton County. The town’s population is 2,747. According to the United States Census Bureau, the median household income is $49,069. Interstate 70 is located 60 miles south of Norton.
The city was incorporated in 1872.
According to the Forsyth Library at Fort Hays State University, settlers living in the area incorporated the town of Norton in 1872. They gave the town the same name as the county to make it more likely the town would be chosen as the county seat.
The town grew with the arrival of the railroad in 1885. One of the favorite tourist attractions in the town is the They Also Ran Gallery. It features the portraits of all the people who ran for U.S. president and lost.
Things to do in and around Norton:
- They Also Ran Gallery
- Norton Aquatic Park
- Norton Parks
- Prairie Dog Golf Course
- Keith Sebelius Reservoir/Prairie Dog State Park
- Norton Public Library
- Norton County Museum
- Norton Veterans Memorial
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