Neosho Falls

Started in April of 1857. High population was in 1878 with 1,200. Due to the fact the railroad moved away and dangerous floods from the Neosho River, people started moving away. Today, the town is only a shell of its former self. Submitted by: James Lee

I'd like to make a correction regarding the information you have on your site about Neosho Falls, KS. I live in Neosho Falls. First of all, the flood that decimated Neosho Falls was in 1951, not 1952. As far as the population, 500 is really inflating it. There are approximately 250 people that live in Neosho Falls now. I have pics of what the town looked like in it's fully glory and what the town looks like now too.
REMAINS: post office, Methodist church, senior center, community building, tavern

Source: Neosho Falls was the first, and largest town in Woodson County throughout the mid 19th century, and was the first county seat. The town was very badly damaged by a flood in 1952, but the people that live there now are very nice. Submitted by: Travis Campbell

38.007052, -95.556335


Submitted by: laynalynn on 09-29-08

be careful at the old Memorial Hall.....the guy who lives behind it gets mad at people on his property and he will write down ur tag #....i know from experience

Submitted by: kkidd on 06-04-10

A buddy and I went out on our bikes to see Neosho Falls its about a 2hr drive from us. Upon coming into the small town we pulled beside the old school we walked through the side entrence into this huge what looked to be at one time gym, it was a great sight. We further went into the school and class rooms. You do get a bit of an erie feeling when you go into the basement, theres standing water in places it cold. Theres about 5 bathrooms there. Overall Neosho falls was a great visit. its just to bad about the flood there in 1951 that wiped alot of stuff out.

  1. My Comment