City of Ellinwood
Ellinwood, Kansas is a community of 2,100 and located in the center of Kansas, it provides a warm, small town environment with many features and services of much larger communities. The City became a member of the Kansas Power Pool in 2007. The municipality has its own power and sewage plants, several water wells, recycling trailer, and compost area.
The first claim was staked in 1872 when it was certain the railroad would be completed nearby. The railroad was finished the same year and the City was named after Colonel John Ellinwood, a civil engineer working for the Santa Fe Railroad. Ellinwood became a fast-growing community of mostly descendants of southern German/Austrians. Located on the Santa Fe Trail, the town was a social and cultural center of the 1890’s.