Sylvan Grove

Sylvan Welcome Sign

A sunny summer afternoon along the main street of Sylvan Grove. Photo credit: Kelly Larson

A sunny summer afternoon along the main street of Sylvan Grove. Photo credit: Kelly Larson

Home of the Sylvan-Lucas Mustangs, Sylvan Grove is the second largest city in the county. Settlement began in 1867, and the town was platted in 1887.

On the western edge of Lincoln County, Sylvan Grove is only 12 miles from Wilson Lake, boasting some of the top boating, swimming, fishing, and camping in Kansas.

Sylvan Grove is home to the Lincoln County Fairgrounds, where the county fair is held each summer. Livestock exhibits, a demolition derby, food, and live entertainment are just a few of the attractions at the Lincoln County Fair.

Sylvan Grove offers a beautiful city park, a library, a historical museum, Hometown Cafe, Bennington State Bank, the popular Fly Boy Brewery & Eats, and other independently owned and operated businesses.

The first Sunday of June the city park plays host to the annual Sylvan Community Day which features old fashioned fun with events ranging from turtle races to 3-on-3 basketball. Home made ice cream and traditional entertainment round out the day.

Sylvan Grove is home to the recently expanded Sylvan-Lucas Unified School District known for exceptional student performance, both on the field and in the classroom. The Mustangs have fielded several championship teams in both girls and boys athletics and have also earned the Standard of Excellence in several categories, including recognition from US News and World Report as one of the America’s Best High Schools in 2008.

It was in Sylvan Grove that the Post Rock Community Foundation began their mission to meet charitable community needs across Lincoln County through leadership, grants, and volunteer initiatives.

In Sylvan Grove, everyone is your neighbor.


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