PLAINVILLE, Kan. (KSNW) — Our KSN Summer Road Trip spent some time in Plainville Wednesday afternoon. The team was at The Hub at 223 W. Mill Street. Thank you to all the wonderful people who took time to stop and visit with us!

Plainville is located 25 miles north of Hays in Rooks County. The town has 1,746 residents. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the median household income is $52,946.

Plainville, previously known as Paradise Flats, was established in 1888. According to Rooks County, the name was chosen because the area was a “large and level plain situated at the head of the Paradise Creek, where buffalo, deer and antelope were once so plentiful it was given the name, ‘Hunters Paradise.'”

With the advent of the railway in the 1880s, Plainville became a bustling community on the prairie. Agriculture and oil production is the heart of the economy.

Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran. grew up in Plainville and graduated from Plainville High School in 1973. He was elected the U.S. Representative for the 1st District in Kansas and served in that position until the end of 2010 when he became U.S. Senator.

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