Nestled in the Neosho River Valley, surrounded by the beautiful Osage Cuesta Hills is Erie, Kansas. Erie’s sense of connection to the past is strong: the city was incorporated in 1869 and has been the county seat of Neosho County since 1872. The quiet, peaceful lifestyle is reminiscent of days gone by, but the conveniences and comforts of technology make it possible to stay connected. Residents enjoy the best of both worlds: Erie’s tranquil, rural setting is an easy two-hour drive from getaways like Kansas City, Tulsa, Joplin, Springfield, and the Ozarks via U.S. Highway 59. Residents have access to a wide range of amenities in Erie – the regionally-known Prairie Ridge Golf Course, disc golf, bowling, swimming, restaurants, and shopping, in addition to thriving community organizations, churches, and businesses. Erie’s business-friendly atmosphere is a great place for entrepreneurs to thrive in city that celebrates being rural by choice. Come experience the rich history and independent lifestyle that makes Erie, Kansas special.
The community of Erie was formed when two neighboring towns (“Old Erie” and “Crawfordsville”) merged, both groups donating land and combining to establish present-day Erie in 1866 near a lake for which the town is named. Cooperation is in Erie’s roots!
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