County Profile

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Grant County looks forward to seeing you in our community! Grant County is a family oriented friendly community located in the High Plains Region in the southwestern corner of Kansas, with its western edge being 40 miles from the Colorado state line, and its southern edge 60 miles from the Oklahoma border. The county is 24 miles square and is considered mostly flat land allowing you to see for miles around. Flat land is why Grant County has the most spectacular sunrises and sunsets with the skies being the bluest ever seen. Ulysses won status as county seat in 1888 and is still the only incorporated town in Grant County. The county has a population of 7,916.

Inside Grant County

The county sits on top of world famous Hugoton gas field, one of the world’s largest deposits of natural gas. The field spans over 4,800 square miles. Grant County has offices of many of the major gas production companies in the United States.

Grant County is rich with history and has one of the nicest museums around with staff giving guided tours as requested; an airport with hangers and tie downs, aircraft maintenance, and rental of air crafts and cars; a public swimming complex, including a heated indoor Olympic-size pool that is open year round; a community civic center complex that hosts numerous events throughout the year; and a well maintained municipal 18 hole golf course.

The High Plains are home to deer, pheasants, wild turkey, coyotes, rabbits, skunks and from time to time a possum. During open season, Grant County has excellent deer and pheasant hunting.