Elk County, Kansas is located in the SE part of Kansas approximately 1 hour Southeast of Wichita. Howard is the county seat and other communities include Elk Falls, Grenola, Moline and Longton. The county population is under 3200. Cattle, Oil and recreation are the major industries.
The Elk River and its tributaries drain the tall grass prairie that make up the vast majority of the land in the county. Corn, Soybeans and Wheat are raised on some of the better bottom farm ground and provide excellent forage for the native deer population.
Elk County serves as host for many hunters from around the U.S. who come to have a chance at a trophy Whitetail. Watershed lakes and farm ponds offer excellent fishing and waterfowl opportunities. Quail populations have been on the increase over the past few years and offer hunters an opportunity to work their dogs. Other small game makes Elk County a hunter’s paradise.
Elk County offers something for everyone. Open prairies to heavy oak timber, river bottom farm ground to limestone bluffs can satisfy any of your land needs. If you have an interest in farming, ranching or just need a piece of recreational property, you need to look no further than Elk County.