Population: 183 (2017 Census)

Source: United States Census Bureau


Located in northeastern Cowley County is the county’s prime example of rural living — Atlanta. The community, which was incorporated in 1885, was founded as a cattle-shipping station along the Frisco Railroad. Agriculture continues to play a vital role in its local economy. Atlanta residents are vested in their community. The fire department boasts 23 volunteers and an impressive inventory of equipment that is used to protect and serve the 180-square-mile district. Recent improvements include the addition of $500,000 in equipment to the fire department and $30,000 in the updating of Couch Memorial Park. The community may be small, but it is large at heart. It is not only a safe, rural setting in which to raise a family, but is easily accessible to those traversing the county and neighboring Wichita for pleasure and employment. Atlanta offers many opportunities for all demographics through its various organizations, churches, new schools and recreation commission. Population of 195 according to the 2010 census. School district is Central USD 462.

Annual Event

Atlanta Labor Day Festival is held every year during Labor Day Weekend. Lots of new events and activities in 2016!

Kicking off on Saturday, a Coed Sand Volleyball Tournament starts at 10:30. Rounding out the day is a free will donation BBQ dinner, ice cream social and entertainment held in Couch Memorial Park, 420 Omnia Street at 5 p.m. A Coed Softball Tournament begins at 9:00 a.m. Sunday and Community Church Service at the community building at 9:30 a.m.

Labor Day Monday kicks off with the second largest parade in Cowley County preceded with a kiddie parade at 10:30. A full day of activities for all ages keeps family busy all the way up to the free bean feed held at the Atlanta Community Building at 5 p.m. Inflatables, games, bingo, craft show, flower and quilt show, motorcycle games and car show are just a few of the activities planned. For more information call (620) 394-2220 or check it out on Facebook.

Businesses, Churches and Tourism

Thriving businesses, churches and tourism locations in Atlanta include:

Atlanta Country Cafe
323 Main St, Atlanta
Monday – Saturday: 7 am – 3 pm
Sunday: closed
With a wide assortment of sandwiches and burgers, there’s a lot to offer including home-cooked daily specials. Fresh hotcakes among many other breakfast items served until 11 am, and dinnertime options like burgers and chicken fried steaks are common. Historical pictures of Atlanta grace the interior walls and a mural of The Caboose Museum is proudly displayed outside.

Cornerstone Church

422 Main, Atlanta
Sunday school 9:00 am; Sunday worship 10:30 am; Sunday prayer service 6:00 pm. Wednesday evening youth group and service.

Cowley County Barn Quilt Trail

Many colorful barn quilts are located in Burden and the surrounding area. Visit the quilts around the city and beyond using the Google Map of Cowley County Barn Quilt Trail!

Cowley County Stone Arch Bridges

Seek out the 18 historical stone arch bridges in Cowley County.

Timber Creek Bridge east of Atlanta

Flint Hills Aromatherapy

2322 211th Road, Atlanta
Health products that use only natural, renewable ingredients. Healthy for humans, safe for the environment.  Online shopping also available.

Iron Horse Antiques and Crafts

319 Main Street, Atlanta 620.394.1378 Antiques and collectibles in downtown Atlanta. Open by chance or by appointment.

Prairie View United Methodist Church

17058 22nd Rd, Atlanta
Sunday Worship service at 10:30am

Timber Creek Friends Church

5 miles east and 1.5 miles north of Atlanta on 261st Rd. Sunday school at 9:30 am; Sunday Worship Service at 10:30 am and 7:00pm.

Timber Creek Wildlife Adventures

Timber Creek Wildlife Adventures

4858 231st Rd, Atlanta
Deer, turkey, native quail and waterfowl hunting on almost 2000 acres of family-owned and operated farm and ranch land. Watersheds and ponds offer plentiful fishing opportunities as well. Lodging options include bunking in the farmhouse or RV Hook-Up. For a low pressure hunting or fishing outing, look no further.

Valley Coop

410 Locust Street, Atlanta
Not only can you find ag and livestock product; but snacks and drinks are also offered at the Co-op.

Community celebrations and get-togethers in Atlanta include the annual Labor Day Festival, the Atlanta Fireman’s Auxiliary Chicken Noodle Dinner in April; the National Night Out celebration in October; and the Atlanta Christmas Party in December. Community Building also available to rent for family functions. For more information on any of these events call (620) 394-2220.

Atlanta Public Officials
Mayor Carolyn Wilson
Council Darren Underwood
Warren Hahn
Beverly Yarbrough
Lyle Burwell
Karen Carr
Meetings are the 3rd Monday, 7:00 pm

420 Omnia
PO Box 15
Atlanta, KS 67008
(620) 394-2220 Fax: (620) 394-2820
Office Hours: F 830 am-5:30 pm