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Welcome to Waterville, Kansas!

Waterville, Kansas, is a beautiful small town located in Northeast Kansas! It was founded in 1867 as the western end of the Atchison & Pike’s Peak Railroad.  Cowboys on the Chisholm Trail drove cattle to the railroad terminus.  Though it began as a rough cow town, Waterville is known today for its unique small businesses, beautiful Victorian homes and the preservation of the town's history, including the Opera House, Weaver Hotel, and Central Branch Railroad.

Whether you're here to visit, or here to stay, welcome to our community.

About Waterville


Waterville is home to many dedicated small businesses. From professional services to unique shops to manufacturing, you can find just what you're looking for right here in Waterville. Thanks for supporting local small businesses

From our Annual Nickel Day and performances at the Waterville Opera House to holiday events and more, we have a lot going on here in Waterville!  Check out our calendar of events here.  


Enjoy history? Be sure to visit the Opera House, Weaver Hotel, and Depot Museum. Or spend the day outdoors taking a ride to "Somewhere" on the Central Branch Railroad or hit the links at the Waterville Golf Course. Enjoy all there is to see and do here in Waterville!

Need help?  Browse our resources for services available in Waterville and Marshall County. 

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