You'll find Labette County in the southeast corner of Kansas near the edge of the Ozark Mountains, with ready access to Springfield, Kansas City, Wichita, and Tulsa, within two and one-half hours driving time. Highway 59 connects the northern area of the county to its southern tip. US highways 400 and 166 run from east to west. This criss-crossing means residents stay well connected to shopping and air travel needs via these routes.
Tri-City Airport just west of Parsons accepts both commercial and private planes. The Tri-City airport operates two runways as well as 10 T-hangars and two open bay hangars. A part-time mechanic takes care of maintenance details. The Oswego muncipal airport has been newly resurfaced for private planes. It has six hangers.
Major cities within our 649 acres include Parsons, Oswego, Altamont, Chetopa, Bartlett, Edna, Dennis and Mound Valley. Because Labette County is located in a temperate belt, the surrounding countryside offers flat plains and gently rolling hills that support an abundance of fish and game.
The moderate climate also encourages a variety of crops; so much of the land is devoted to agriculture production. Many fields sway with wheat, corn, beans and sorghum, while beef and dairy herds, sheep and horses are raised in the immediate rural areas.
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