The City of Norton was incorporated in 1872 and is a growing, progressive community located in Northwest Kansas with a population of 2,841. It is the county seat of Norton County, which has a population of 5,550. (Population certified to the Secretary of State by the Division of the Budget on July 1, 2016.)
Norton is conveniently located at the intersection of U.S. Highways 36, 283 and 383. Major Interstate Highway I-70 is located approximately 60 miles south of Norton and Interstate Highway I-80 is located approximately 60 miles north of Norton. Norton is a great place to live, raise a family, achieve professional dreams, or to just visit.
The City of Norton is a City of the Second Class, and operates under a Mayor-Council form of City Government. The Governing Body is composed of the Mayor and six council members elected from three districts or wards. CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE CITY OF NORTON WEBSITE
Sept. 2017: TRAVELING KANSAS is a local production from Smoky Hills Public Television that highlights communities, people and attractions across the state. This episode explores the past and present with a spotlight on the restoration of several historic buildings in Norton and the economic development efforts throughout the county.
NORTON COUNTY MAGAZINE (Est. 2011) Covering the people, life, history and commerce of Norton County! The Magazine is published quarterly. Thanks to great sponsors, the Norton County Magazine is free to Norton County residents in zip codes 67622, 67645, 67653 and 67654 as well as nearby community 67647. If you live in these zip code areas and are not receiving your issue, let us know. To subscribe, send your name, mailing address and email address to Norton County Magazine, PO Box 163, Norton, KS 67654 with your check made payable to Frontier Community Foundation. The rate is $24 per year for 4 issues. Carolyn Applegate, Editor. Contact Information: (785) 877-3968
Norton County Arts Council Cultural Arts Event January 25th! Don't miss it! PRESS RELEASE
Rural Leaders Retreat-Caryl Hale, Norton County Arts Council. Click here for PRESS RELEASE
Youth Pheasant Hunt Applications Due January 23 PRESS RELEASE
Norton County Community Foundation Awards $21,455 in November and December Grant Cycles PRESS RELEASE
Norton County Community Foundation Raises $145,000 in 2019 MyFoundation Campaign Click Here for Press Release!