History of Haysville
W.W. Hays came to this area in the early 1870s. In 1891, he platted land that he owned so a town could be built. The Haysville State Bank was established in 1919. Truck farming supported a lot of the families in the area. In 1874 a grist mill was built on the bank of the Cowskin to process corn that was harvested in the area. Haysville’s first school was built in 1876 at a location that may have been near what are now the Water Department facilities.
In 1887, the Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway Company built a branch line north-south from Herington through Haysville to Caldwell. It was renamed in 1891 to Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway which shut down in 1980, renamed in 1980 to Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas Railroad, merged in 1988 to Missouri Pacific Railroad, merged in 1997 to the current Union Pacific Railroad. Most locals still refer to this railroad as the “Rock Island”. In 1903 a depot was opened and passenger trains shuttled people to and from Wichita.
On May 3, 1999, a tornado rated F4 on the Fujita scale struck Haysville, killing 6 people. Damage to structures included 150 homes and 27 businesses. All of Haysville’s historic district was destroyed. The only thing left standing on the east side of main was the original bank vault. (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haysville,_Kansas)
Education in Haysville
The city of Haysville is served by Haysville USD 261.
- Campus High School, located in Wichita, but serves as the High School of Haysville, Kansas USD 261.
- Haysville High School (formerly Haysville Alternative High School) also serves Haysville teens
- Haysville Middle School
- Haysville West Middle School
- Freeman Elementary
- Nelson Elementary
- Oatville Elementary
- Prairie Elementary
- Rex Elementary
- Ruth Clark Elementary
- Tri-City Day School (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haysville,_Kansas)
Geography in Haysville
Haysville is located at United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.62 square miles (11.97 km2), of which, 4.61 square miles (11.94 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water. (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haysville,_Kansas)(37.563787, -97.353044). According to the
Area Events in Haysville
- Haysville Fall Festival. The annual three-day event takes place in and around Riggs Park. The Fall Festival celebrates its 30th year on October 17–19 in 2014.
- Village Christmas. Each year in the beginning of December. Celebrated in the Historic District of Haysville. Hot cocoa, carriage rides, choir performances, Santa, and more.
- Community Expo is held in April at the Haysville Community Library or Haysville Activity Center (HAC).
- Springnanigans is a festival for kids held in May in the Haysville Historic District.
- 4 July Celebration is celebrated in Riggs Park. Fireworks show in the evening. (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haysville,_Kansas)