The City of Horton, Kansas is proudly located in agriculturally based Brown County in the Northeast Corner of Kansas. Twelve miles south of Hiawatha, Kansas. Our town's population is approximately 2.000. We are a progressive and growing community, which recent census figures that show as growing, both in terms of economics and population.  

The City of Horton, rightfully dubbed the Electric City, operates its own local distributing company (LDC), having a 5 megawatt generating facility; a water treatment and distribution system, treating, on average, 180,000 gallons per day; and a water pollution control center, which treats nearly 160,000 gallons of waste water per day. Additionally, the City constructs and maintains over 25-miles of street infrastructure and provides 24-hour 911 and Police Services. All of this achieved by the tireless efforts of 22 full-time city personnel.

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                    Reinvent Horton
After the City Wide meeting with Marcus Lemonis, he and the community have come together to "Reinvent Horton". Volunteers in the Community are gathering to clean, rebuild, assist residents and business owners who need help with yard work, and brainstorm on future plans to better the City of Horton. Tim Lentz and the Chamber are in charge of the " Reinventing of Horton" and will have any updates on the projects. Volunteers can meet every Saturday at the Blue Building at 9 a.m. The Chamber is also selling t-shirts for the project and can be ordered there. For any other updates, info on projects, sales or donations call the Chamber of Commerce @ (785)486- 3321.

        Job Openings
The city of Horton is now accepting applications for full and part-time police officers.

Please apply online or at City Hall @ 205 East 8th, Horton, KS 66439.



The city of Horton is now accepting bids for Phase II of the sewer project. Click on the "Bids" tab for more information.


Heart of Horton Donations

The Heart of Horton fund  is a foundation
helping local families pay utilities. Indicate
your gift and add it to your payment ticket
on the back of your card, or stop by City Hall
and make a donation.

"the electric city"