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.
Valley Hope of Norton (Founded in 1967) With a 50-year legacy of helping thousands of patients and families, Valley Hope is nationally-known as a trusted provider of addiction treatment and recovery support. Founded in Norton in 1967, Valley Hope provides patient-centered, compassionate treatment to people and families impacted by drug and alcohol addiction. Valley Hope’s residential treatment program includes safe, medically-monitored detoxification from drugs and alcohol, healing therapies, addiction education, family care, relapse prevention planning and long-term recovery strategies. If you or someone you know is struggling with drugs or alcohol, get help 24/7 by calling for a free, confidential assessment. Learn more about addiction, treatment and recovery by calling 1-800-544-5101 or visit https://valleyhope.org
MEDIA RELEASE: Governor Laura Kelly Relocates Tourism to the Kansas Department of Commerce to Spur Economic Growth
Norton County Community Foundation Awards $2,500 in March Grant Cycle PRESS RELEASE
Norton County Community Foundation Announces Winter Exhibition in the Gloria A Nelson Cultural Arts Center PRESS RELEASE
Norton County Entities Receive $1.3 Million in COVID -Relief Funding PRESS RELEASE
Norton County Community Foundation Raised Nearly $167,000 December 2020 PRESS RELEASE
Norton County Hospital Recognized in Statewide Competition PRESS RELEASE