Nemaha County

Nemaha County Kansas

Established in 1855, Nemaha County is one of the 36 original counties of Kansas. It is named after the Nemaha River which flows through the county. The county seat is Seneca, Kansas.

Nemaha County Attractions and Events:

  •  Nemaha County Veterans Memorial Wall--U.s 36 and K-63 in Seneca, Kansas.
  • Fire House Museum--6th and Main, Seneca, Kansas. Open by appointment only it is home to a restored 1922 Stutz Firetruck.
  • Nemaha County Historical Museum--113 N. 6th, Seneca, Kansas. Housed in the former Nemaha County Jail and Sheriff's residence which was built in 1879. This building is on the National Registry of Historic Places. It is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday through Friday from May to September.
  • Masonic Temple--33 North 6th Street. This historic building now houses the military exhibition for the Nemaha County Historical Society.
  • Pony Express Museum--4th and Main in Seneca, Kansas. Features the oldest wooden jail in the United States. Open from 9 am. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday from. Memorial Day to Labor Day.
  • Civilian Conservation Corps Stone Pillars Guard Rail--located 5.12 miles south of Seneca on Highway 63 these native limestone pillars were built in 1934 as a CCC project and are listed on the State Historical Register.
  • Seneca Theatre--301 Main in Seneca, Kansas. Located in a former opera house this theater features a 1950 style lighted marquee.
  • Cornerstone Coffee Haus and Suites--431 Main St, Seneca, Kansas. Located in a historic building on Seneca's main street this Coffee Haus features an old fashioned double horseshoe soda fountain from the 1950's. It is open Monday-Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Historic Downtown Seneca--A walking tour of about 30 minutes will lead you up and down Main Street with panels that explain the architecture and local history. 
  • Hand Dug Well--Listed as the World's widest and Kansas' second largest in production this hand dug well is still in operation. It is located at 301 N. 11th in Seneca.
  • Old Stone Church and Seneca Library--This stone church was built by the Unitarian-Universalist Society in 1867 and later housed the Seneca Library. It is now attached to the new library and tours are available.
  • "Painted Lady" Historic Homes--Seneca features Victorian and Edwardian style homes that are over a 100 years old. Addresses include: 212 South 4th Street; 202 South 4th Street; 814 Castle Street and 202 South 7th Street.
  • Joe Jones Mural--Painted in the 1940's as part of the U.S. Treasury Departments Fine Arts Projects this mural can be seen in the Seneca Post office at 607 main street.
  • St. Mary's Catholic Church--One finalists in the Eight Wonders of Kansas, this beautiful church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is located in St. Benedict, Kansas.
  • Sabetha Lake
  • Centralia City Lake

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