City of Bennington Kansas


Bennington is a city in Ottawa County, Kansas.  Bennington was platted in 1878 and currently has a population of over 600.  The city name comes from one of two sourcees.  A paper written on the history of Bennington states that Bennington is an Indian name meaning "place of fine trees."  The same article also states that co-city founder George R Parker gave the town it name after Bennington, Vermont.  The Solomon Valley Railroad, a branch of the Kansas Pacific Railroad, reached Bennington in 1878.
In 1879, the first school was located one half mile south of town.  In 1918, a new school house was built.  In 1938, an auditorium was added; in 1955 a shop was added, and in 1961 a new grade school building was annexed.

Mayor and Council

Mayor Ward Stockamp
President David Galvan
Vanessa Everhart
Judith Swagerty
Darcy Smith
Dennis Kelley

Council Meetings are the second and fourth Monday's of every month at 7pm at the City Office located at 121 N Nelson.


The City of Bennington will be implementing a city wide trash service beginning on April 1, 2016.  Minneapolis Refuse will begin delivering poly carts to all residents within the city limits in mid March.  Trash pick up day will be on Mondays and all poly carts will need to be in the alleys.  For questions contact the City Clerk.

If you are new to the City of Bennington and have a pet please stop by the City Office with your current rabies certificate and purchase your city tag for $3.00

City of Bennington is taking applications for City Clerk, Operations Worker and Zoning Administrator / Compliance Officer. If you are interested in filling out an application, please stop by the City Office to pick one up or call 785 488-3767 to have one mailed to you.  Job descriptions will be available once a completed application and resume are received.  City of Bennington is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Credit/ Debit Cards

The City of Bennington is now taking Debit and Credit Cards. We are happy to take your payment for your water bill over the phone. There is a 2.5% charge that gets added onto your bill and paid to the company. If you have any questions or would like to pay your water bill please call 785-488-3767 today.

City of Bennington 
121 N Nelson
PO Box 415
Bennington, KS 67422

Monday - Friday
8:00 - 4:00
Unless otherwise posted!