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Grant County, Kansas


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History & History-related items

City Attractions



Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.



Statistics & Facts

The Kansas state capital is Topeka.
The population of Ulysses is approximately 6,218 (2000), 6161 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,979 (1990), 2140 (2010).
The amount of land area in Ulysses is 6.693 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Ulysses is 2.9 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.091 sq kilometers.
The distance from Ulysses to Washington DC is 1383 miles.
The distance to the Kansas state capital is 336 miles. (as the crow flies)
Ulysses is positioned 37.35 degrees north of the equator and 101.21 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Ulysses elevation is 3,057 feet above sea level.
Ulysses average annual precipitation is 17.5 inches peryear.
The average winter temperature is 30.4 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 52.8 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 78.9 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 56.4 degrees F.


in southwest Kansas. It is in the center of Grant County. Nearby communities include Lakin, Johnson City Satanta and Hugoton. None of these are closer than 25 miles.
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History & History Related Items

Ulysses was named for Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885). He was a general for the North in the Civil War. He was also the 18th President of the United States.

Ulysses was once known as "The Gas Capital of the United States" because of the great stores of gas under ground in the area.

Here is a history page for Ulysses.
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The founding of Ulysses



Grant County Museum
300 E. Highway 160
P. O. Box 906
Ulysses, KS 67880
Phone: (620) 356-3009

Ulysses is the largest city in a 6 county area and is also the county seat for Grant County.

The Fall Festival
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Economy & Industry

petrol refining, natural-gas distribution; chemicals, concrete, machinery and feeds
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Ulysses City Government

City of Ulysses
115 W. Grant Avenue
Ulysses, Kansas 67880
Phone: 620-356-4600
Fax: 620-356-4840
City of Ulysses Government, Grant County, Kansas, City Council, Boards, Contractors, Police Department, Golf Course, Water Department, Permit Information, etc.

The city of Ulysses is governed by a City Administrator and a Mayor/City Council. There are six Council members and a Mayor who are the actual governing body for Ulysses. The Mayor is an elected position. The administrator is hired by the Mayor and Council. The city is the county seat of Grant County

Ulysses Chamber

Grant County Chamber of Commerce
206 E. Grant
Ulysses, KS 67880
Phone: 620-356-4700

Ulysses Community Events

Annual event in October each year
The Fall Festival

Annual Events in Ulysses

Ulysses Organizations

Grant County Chamber of Commerce
206 E. Grant
Ulysses, KS 67880
Phone: 620-356-4700

Ulysses Libraries

Grant County Library
215 E. Grant
Ulysses, Kansas 67880
Phone: 620-356-1433
Fax: 620-356-1344
E-mail: Ulysses


The area code for Ulysses is now 620 (1-2004). The old area code was 316

The population of Ulysses was:
1990 - 5,474
2000 - 6,218

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