is located in north central Kansas in the heartland of America. It is the county
seat of Clay County, which has a population of about 9,000. Clay Center offers
a relaxed, rural life style, with all the essentials of life locally available
from friendly home town merchants.
additional shopping and recreational opportunities the cities of Salina
and Manhattan are an easy drive away.
Clay County Court House
Anderson Hall KSU |
for higher education are readily available. Kansas
State University is just 35 miles southeast of Clay Center. KSU is one of
Kansas Regents Universities with a student population of about 21,000. KSU offers
a wide range of graduate and undergraduate degree programs. KSU also has a College
of Aviation and Technology campus located in Salina. For those interested
in Christian ministry, Manhattan Christian College
is located next door to KSU. Cloud County
Community College is about the same distance to the northwest. CCCC offers
several 2 year degree programs and provides many off-campus programs for non-traditional
Clay Center is
located on the western edge of the scenic Flint Hills. The area is a prime location
for hunting, fishing, and boating. The state's two largest lakes Tuttle
Creek and Milford
are both within 30 miles of Clay Center. Abilene,
Kansas, home of President Dwight
Eisenhower is 30 miles to the south on Interstate 70.
Flint Hills |
If you think Kansas
is flat, you haven't seen the Flint Hills. The Tallgrass
Prairie National Preserve was created in 1996 to protect a nationally
significant example of the once vast tallgrass prarie. Visit the Konza
Prairie Natural Research Area hiking trails to see wide expanses of tallgrass
prairie, bison, 208 species of birds, wildflowers, reptiles, mammals and amphibians.