Baker University helps make Baldwin City a great place to live, work and visit.
Grove Park at Grove and 3rd Street. The park has a swing, slide and some horse rides. There is a shelter with picnic tables.
Clarice L. Osborne Memorial Chapel - Baker University. The Clarice L. Osborne Memorial Chapel was moved stone by stone from the village of Sproxton, England, to serve as the spiritual center of the Un
Looking East on High Street from Eighth in early Baldwin.
Midland Railway provides Baldwin City residents and visitors a unique slice of history.
The Ives-Hartley Lumber Co. building at 718 High Street has become the Lumberyard Arts Center. It was been developed for use as an uncommon, creative gathering place and a dynamic environment for the
Liston Stadium, located inside the Charlie Richard Outdoor Sports Facility, built in the 1930s, is home to football, track, and select soccer matches of Baker University.
The City of Baldwin City operates the Oakwood Cemetery. 4th and Orange Streets. City staff is responsible for the routine maintenance of Oakwood Cemetery, including mowing, tree care, weeding, paintin
The Maple Leaf Festival has been a Baldwin City tradition since 1958. The annual festival brings crafts vendors, entertainers, and food vendors from all over the region to town the third full weekend
New Police Department SUV
Early in the pre-dawn hours of June 2, 1856 a group of about twenty-five Kansas free-staters, led by the controversial abolitionist John Brown, moved quietly across the prairie a few miles east of pre

Welcome to Baldwin City

Baldwin City’s place in history is deep and its future is full of limitless possibilities. The Battle of Black Jack, which took place to the east of Baldwin City in 1856, is recorded as the first skirmish between pro- and anti-slavery forces prior to the Civil War. The Santa Fe Trail, which linked east to west between 1824 and 1875, passed through Baldwin City. You may still travel a section of the road that those early settlers traversed or view the ruts carved by the heavy wagons.
The City surrounds Baker University, which, founded in 1858, is the oldest four-year college in the state of Kansas. Four of Baker University’s buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In addition to the historic buildings on the Baker University Campus and several historic sites located in the scenic countryside around Baldwin City, the City is also home to the historic, Nationally Registered 1906 Santa Fe Depot, the only remaining depot of Kansas’ first railroad south of the Kansas River.

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