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City of Bennington 
121 N Nelson
PO Box 415
Bennington, KS 67422
(785)488-3767

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

HISTORY OF BENNINGTON

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 Yvonne Geering
  • David Galvan
  • Vanessa Everhart
  • Judity Swagerty
  • Darcy Smith
  • Council Meetings are the second and fourth Monday's of every month at 7pm at the City Office located at 121 N Nelson.
  • ALL OF THESE MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  YOUR IDEAS, COMMENTS AND OPINIONS ARE IMPORTANT AND WELCOMED.
News 

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

The City of Bennington would like to welcome James Hardin as the new operations worker and Dennis Kelley as the new zoning administrator.
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.
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