Victoria, Kansas
Founded: 1873
Incorporated: 1913
Population: 1214 (2010)
 

 

     
     
 
Water Report for 2015
 
     
   
     
     
     
 
Water Resolution: Water Drought
 
     
   
     
     
     
  Victoria is located in eastern Ellis County, just south of I-70. From the interstate, the country looks flat, but south of town the Smoky Hill River has carved a huge valley. It was settled by immigrants from two cultures and has a rich past. A historical marker on the south side of town describes its early settlers.  
 
 
Today it's a prosperous, tightly-knit community that offers traditional small town values just minutes from the nearby city of Hays and from Fort Hays State University.
 
 
 
The limestone St. Fidelis Church, commonly referred to as the Cathedral of the Plains, is a magnificent Catholic church built by German settlers.
 
 
 
Before the town existed, the Kansas Pacific railroad was built through here. A memorial just off old US-40 honors six laborers killed by Cheyenne Indians as they worked on the track. Click the picture for more information.
 
 
 
The traditions of the German immigrants who settled here are honored with statues and a bronze tablet. Click the picture for more information.
 
 
 
The home of George Grant, who introduced Aberdeen-Angus cattle to the US, still stands and is a historic site. The house is 5 miles south of town, and 2 miles east. Grant's cemetery is on the southern edge of Victoria. Click the picture for more information.
 
 
 
     
     
     
EMERGENCY - Police - Fire - Ambulance - Dial 911
     
     
     
     
Victoria Fire Department
735-9400
Police
735-9354
Ellis County Sheriff
625-1040
City Hall
735-2259
City Shop
735-2827
Emergency Sewer
735-2663
Emergency Water
735-2663
Municipal Pool
735-2387
     
     
     
     
 

Siren Blasts

     
     
1 Blast - at noon and 9:00 pm everyday, and 6:45 on Fire Department meeting nights
     
     
2 Blasts - Fire South of 8th Street
     
     
3 Blasts - Fire North of 8th Street
     
     
4 Blasts - Rural Fire
     
     
     
     
The attack warning signal is a 3 to 5 minute wavering tone.
     
     
The tornado warning signal is a 3 to 5 minute steady tone.
     
     
The all clear signal is 5 short blasts.
     
     
     
     
Please Post Near Telephone
     
     
     
           
 

 

 
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