Historically speaking, the area that was originally designated as a mere stagecoach depot amidst the rolling plains of Northwest Kansas in the 1800’s, developed into what we now call home — Norton. The region is rich in history with the likes of Horace Greeley, Buffalo Bill Cody, and Billy the Kid traveling through this vicinity, not to mention the countless Indian tribes that once roamed these spacious prairies.
While Norton has grown substantially since its formative years in the early 1870s, the town has not forgotten it’s humble beginnings. Reminders of the past flourish throughout the area, and can be appreciated at the Norton County Historical Museum and the Station 15 stagecoach stop along highway 36.
The people of Norton have made the community what it is today. The descendants are of pioneer stock; they are hard-working, fun-loving, and supportive people who have kept up with the times.
The welcome flags are always out to visitors and new residents alike. There are no strangers for long in Norton, Kansas, as we are the home of the “Friendliest people in the world!”