Beloit, Kansas, county seat of Mitchell County, is located in the Solomon River valley in north central Kansas. The beauty of the valley is enhanced by the surrounding Smoky Hills in the land of the Kansa Post Rock. Chautauqua Park, one of Kansas’ prettiest, is located in a bend in the Solomon Rover, and offers visitors a chance to enjoy this natural beauty.
The city is located on US Hwy 24 and Kansas Hwys 14 & 9, making it an easy place to get to and from, although once here, you won’t want to leave.
Originally homesteaded in 1866 and incorporated in 1872, Beloit began at the foot of Mill Street, on the banks of the Solomon River, where the Beloit Mill was built. There, a spring gushed forth and was a stopping place for Indians, soldiers, buffalo hunters and settlers on their way westward or looking for homesteads in the area. Nearby Waconda Springs was sacred to the Indians who once lived in the area.
Beloit has many beautiful post rock buildings including St. John’s Catholic Church and the Mitchell County Courthouse. The Little Red School House on Highway 24 offers a view of early education in north central Kansas. The Mitchell County Museum has displays of early day history on four floors.
While visiting Beloit you will see the community is a healthy mixture of the pioneer work ethic, spirit and modern technology. It is a hardworking community loaded with friendly involved individuals.
Beloit’s North Central Kansas Technical College helps citizens keep up with the latest technology and offers Associate Degrees in seven fields. A natatorium is available for public use for a nominal fee.
For more information, contact the Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce at (785) 738-2717, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our Web site at www.beloitchamberofcommerce.com.