World's Largest Living Ghost Town

Friends of Elk Falls Association
P. O. Box 115
Elk Falls, Kansas 67345
(620) 329-4440

Prudence Crandall Historical Marker
Elk Falls Outhouse Tour

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Elk Falls Waterfall - Elk Falls, Kansas
The falls that gave Elk Falls its name are pretty dry after months of drought

Elk Falls Iron Truss Bridge
1893 Iron Truss Bridge and Falls. On the National Register of Historic Places.

Elk Falls, Kansas is a town of less than 200 people that bills itself as the World's Largest Living Ghost Town. The slogan helped draw some artists to the community and revive the town a few years back, but Elk Falls is declining again.

But the town is still worth visiting, particularly in the warm months, as the remaining businesses tend to be seasonal. Interesting businesses include Elk Falls Pottery, The Tannery, the Saw Mill, and the 1879 Sherman House Bed & Breakfast Inn.

Prudence Crandall, who was famous for establishing the first black female academy in New England in 1883, lived the last 16 years of her life in Elk Falls and two historic markers devoted to her are locate d on the west side of town.

The Falls this community is named after is at the edge of town, just upriver from the 1893 Iron Truss Bridge.

Elk Falls Waterfall
Elk Falls Waterfall is much more impressive in early May.

Elk Falls Truss Bridge
Elk Falls Truss Bridge


Elk Falls Post Office
U.S .Post Office - Elk Falls, KS 67345

Elk Falls Outhouse Tour and Contest.
The Outhouse Tour and Contest is just part of the
Elk Falls Annual Open House on the
Friday and Saturday before Thanksgiving.

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