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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.


More Sylvan Grove News

  • Downtown Sylvan Grove listed in the Register of Historic Kansas Places
    On August 1st, 2020, Sylvan Grove’s downtown commercial district was officially listed in the Register of Historic Kansas Places! Of the 36 properties within the district, 20 of them were built within 1887-1930.
  • Sylvan Grove Public Library’s Downtown Design Assistance project underway
    Library patrons and Sylvan Grove residents are getting excited about the changes happening at the Sylvan Grove Public Library.
  • Local family cattle business selling homegrown beef across the country
    Approximately three miles southwest of Sylvan Grove is the home of Ringler Ranch, where Post Rock Beef is operated by Justin Ringler and Shawn Elder, with their families.  Post Rock Beef, Ringler and Elder’s beef business, has served over 100 customers with approximately 5,000 pounds of beef sold, according to the Post Rock Beef website.  (Courtesy photo)
  • LCEDF announces Downtown Revitalization Projects
    By Hailey Dixon for the Lincoln Sentinel Out of 17 applications, eight businesses were selected for the Downtown Revitalization Project by Kelly Larson, Lincoln County Economic Development Foundation Executive Director, members of the LCEDF Board and two interns, Miki Blair and Bethany Pingel. “I am grateful that we were a part of that decision,” Blair said. There are ...
  • The Labertew Families
    The Labertew families take education seriously and have also built a successful family agri-business in Labertew Apiaries in their spare time. They’ve made Sylvan Grove their home and believe it is a great place to raise a family and find a real sense of community.
  • Lincoln County gaining Historic Preservation Fund grant
    Lincoln County is receiving a Historic Preservation Fund reimbursement grant through the Kansas Historical Society to hopefully gain historic status in various places in the county. A study will be conducted in the Lincoln and Sylvan Grove downtown’s to see if the areas could be eligible for any historic designations. (Photo illustration by Kris Heinze)
  • Live Lincoln County 2018 magazine hot off the press
    Lincoln County and Kansas residents, travelers and readers from across the country now have the opportunity to take a closer look into Post Rock country with the latest online and print edition of the Live Lincoln County magazine.
  • Winners of the first Lincoln County entrepreneurship competition
    Lincoln Junior-Senior High School senior Dylan Babcock took home first place at the first annual Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge on March 6. The event, which was sponsored by the Lincoln County Economic Development Foundation and Network Kansas, showcased Lincoln County high schoolers and their potential business ideas at the Finch Theatre and Lincoln Art Center. LJSHS ...
  • Historical buildings to gain funds for renovations
    Two historic Lincoln County buildings will receive grant funding from the Heritage Trust Fund of the Kansas Historical Society for structural improvements and preservation. The Marshall-Yohe House in Lincoln and the Cross and Morgan General Store in Sylvan Grove were selected after an application process in late 2017 and recent announcement to receive the funds. ...
  • Hell Creek Cabins now open at Wilson Lake
    The Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a grand opening and ribbon-cutting event for Hell Creek Cabins. “We came up here, and fell in love with the area,” Hell Creek Cabins owner Kathy Usher said.
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