"No One Comes to Visit" Yates Center by mrclay2000
Yates Center Travel Guide: 11 reviews and 16 photos
Yates Center historically is well known for its homogeneous town square. Today it is the county seat for Woodson County, Kansas (504 sq miles). Having a county population barely above 4,000, the math dictates that Yates Center (pop. 1,600) is no longer a commercial or historical colossus. The only lures to town are the remote possibility of having relatives among its 1,600, or traveling the federal highway through town and somehow becoming seduced by the advertisement for its "historic town square." The fact that the county courthouse and its entourage lie less than a mile from the highway is an easy argument in its favor, and that all four of Woodson County's listings on the National Register of Historic Places lie within Yates Center adds a simple excuse to visit this sleepy and forgotten hamlet.
- Pros:All points of interest located in one easy perimeter
- Cons:Uttering the townname makes one twinge in embarrassment
- In a nutshell:So easy to see it's impossible to miss
In a general scarcity of historical attractions throughout Woodson County, the entire public square of its county seat... more travel advice
As the county courthouse is ringed by a grove of trees, the public square is perfectly girded by a phalanx of Victorian... more travel advice
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