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Flyoverpeople.net is PR native Cheryl Unruh's chronicle of life in Kansas. She often describes Pawnee Rock and what it has meant to her.

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Explore Kansas encourages Kansans to hit the road -- all the roads -- and enjoy the state. Marci Penner, a guidebook writer from Inman, is the driving force of this site.

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The Santa Fe Trail Research Site, produced by Larry and Carolyn Mix of St. John, has hundreds of pages dedicated to the trail that runs through Pawnee Rock.

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Peg Britton mowed Kansas. Try to keep up with her as she keeps Ellsworth, and the rest of Kansas, on an even keel. KansasPrairie.net

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Pawnee Rock city officials

Pawnee Rock straddles U.S. Highway 56 and and K-156 in the southwestern corner of Barton County.


Who is Pawnee Rock? Here are the demographics: the people, households, income, education and racial/ethnic makeup of our town. Estimates of the city's population differ. The population estimated by the census in 2009 was 321, but the Directory of Kansas Public Officials says it's now 252. The census in 2000 showed 356 residents, and four years later the estimate was 341.


Pawnee Rock elections are held in odd-numbered years. General election voting for Pawnee Rock Township, Barton County and state positions is held in even years.

City offices

On Centre Street, between the fire station and tennis court and across from the Christian Church.


Gary Adams (elected April 2, 2013). He replaced Tim Parret (on June 4, 2007, replaced Mike Kirkman, who was elected in April 2007 and later resigned; elected 2009 and 2011)

City Council

The council meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of the month. In September, it's on the second Monday.

Members recently were listed as:

• Nickolle Parret
• Vicki Alsup
• Joseph Billus
• Dustin Chambers
• Barry Jack

Recent members: Nicki Roof, Toni Stimatze, Gary Trotnic, Mike Kirkman, Walt McCowan, Merita Rice, Mike Kirkman, Richard Lohr, and Shane Bowman.

City clerk and treasurer

John Henderson


Clifton Flock


The Barton County Sheriff's Office in Great Bend patrols Pawnee Rock and provides emergency service. Call 911 for emergencies. For other calls, dial (620) 793-1876.

City attorney

Ronald Smith of Larned

Property values

The Barton County Assessor's Office sets the taxable property values for Pawnee Rock.


Gas, electric, water, sewer, cable TV and Internet are available.


Call 911.
Pawnee Rock is part of the Barton County system.


Pawnee Rock students attend USD 495 schools in Larned.

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