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Home to the Belleville Midget Nationals dirt track midget car race every summer, Belleville has hosted brand name racers like Jeff Gordon, Kasey Kahne and Tony Stewart before they became famous. The Belleville Highbanks Hall of Fame Museum was built to capture and remember racing personalities, memorabilia and display race cars that influenced the historic racing community.

Featured with a photo spread in the May 2004 National Geographic Magazine, Cuba, Kansas is a dynamic little town with a rich Czech heritage. If you don't know how to polka and have a good time, the people of Cuba can teach you! The town has a recently renovated Community Hall where you can still roller skate for free, have a wedding reception or rock for a week straight in a rocking chair during the Cuba Rock-A-Thon.

Jamestown Wildlife Area (7 miles southwest of Courtland) is a collection of historical wetlands and associated uplands. The area consists of 4,729 acres of public hunting ground. This area is located along a major migration route for the Central Flyway. The first waterfowl and shorebirds migrate through the area in late August.

Belleville Rocky Pond is a community lake with fishing available for channel catfish, largemouth bass, crappie and bluegill. The county also has two golf courses, Belleville Country Club in Belleville and Buffalo Creek Golf Course in Scandia.

Republic county has several museums and historic sites. Boyer Gallery in Belleville is a unique museum of animated carvings and motion displays created by Paul Boyer.

The Republic County Historical Museum, also located in Belleville has an interesting display of artifacts that represent Republic county. Pawnee Indian Museum is a state historic site that tells the story of a late 1700s Pawnee village. Learn about the people of the Pawnee Nation, and their stories when you visit. And finally, the Scandia Museum in Scandia celebrates the Scandinavian heritage of Scandia, Kansas, as well as having displays of farm machinery, tools, buggies, war mementos, and primitive tools.

Republic county also has the Blair Theater, a bowling alley and the Courtland Arts Center in Courtland. The Highway 36 Treasure Hunt, a 400-mile long garage sale, is held every September.


Key Employers
Republic County Hospital
Reinke Manufacturing
Hansen Mueller
Farmway Coop

Primary Industries
Ag Services
Customer Service

K-12 School Districts
Republic County Schools USD No. 109  
Pike Valley USD No. 426

Novak Brothers & Gieber
Realty Associates

Republic County Hospital

Contact Information
Jenny Russell
Republic County Economic Development
(785) 527-2310

County Websites

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