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8 Wonders of Osborne County


Over 800 votes were cast in the competition to determine the 8 Wonders of Osborne County and the eight winners, as chosen by the general public, are now known. The contest asked the public to choose a final 8 Wonders out of 17 countywide finalists previously nominated.  This was a project of Osborne County Tourism.

The final 8 Wonders of Osborne County are listed here in alphabetical order:

  • Alton Bluffs, Sumner Township.
  • Courthouse Square, Osborne (featuring the Osborne County Courthouse, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places)
  • Covert Ghost Town, Covert Township
  • Geodetic Center of North America, Delhi Township (National Register of Historic Places)
  • Missouri Pacific Railroad Depot, Downs (National Register of Historic Places)
  • Natoma Presbyterian Church, Natoma (National Register of Historic Places)
  • First State Bank of Portis building, Portis
  • Sod & Stubble Country Self-Guided Tour, Ross Township

A little over half of the ballots were received from Osborne County, while the remaining balance came from over 30 counties across Kansas and eight other states.

Five of the Wonders were constructed by man, one is a natural landmark, one celebrates our homesteading past, and one stands among the single most important scientific points to be found on the North American Continent.

Osborne County Tourism believes that because of this project people both here and across our region will become increasingly aware of, and take pride in, the Wonders that exist in Osborne County.

Both the Portis State Bank building and the remaining structures in the ghost town of Covert are in imminent need of preservation.