Population: 163 (2024 Census)

Source: United States Census Bureau

FUN FACT: The Atlanta Labor Day Celebration boasts the second largest parade in Cowley County.

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

Fun and Entertainment 

Atlanta Labor Day
 Atlanta Labor Day Festival is held every year during Labor Day Weekend with lots of events and activities! This annual event is a historic part of the City of Atlanta, and provides the opportunity for all residents, families, and general public to learn more about the history of the founding of the town, and to catch up with old friends, make new friends, and enjoy a wide variety of exciting events for all ages. Come and enjoy an old-fashioned celebration with a modern flare on Labor Day Weekend! Our goal is to celebrate the past, the present, and the future! 

Hunting in Cowley County 
Hunting in Cowley County and the surrounding areas offer premier options for hunting upland and timberland prairie game. Whether it's whitetail deer or bobwhite quail, this area has excellent habitat. Popular game include turkeys, ducks and geese, doves, coyotes, squirrel, bobcats and other small-game animals. Hunters can find free access to public lands or pay to hunt on private lands. 

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism 

Businesses, Churches and Tourism 

Thriving businesses, churches and tourism locations in Atlanta include:

Cornerstone Church 
 422 Main, Atlanta KS 67008
 Sunday school 9:30 am; Sunday worship 10:30 am; Sunday prayer service 6:00 pm. Sunday evening 7-12 youth group, Wednesday 4:30 Kid Zone (Grades K-8, September- May) Wednesday evening prayer group 7:00pm.

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, KS 67008
 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, KS 67008
 Sunday Worship service at 10:30am

Valley Coop

 410 Locust Street, Atlanta, KS 67008
 Not only can you find ag and livestock product, but snacks and drinks are also offered at the Co-op.

Timber Creek Friends Church
 127 Main St, Atlanta, KS 67008 /Location: 5 miles E. and 1/2-mile N. of, Main St, Atlanta, KS 67008 

Sunday school at 9:30 am; Sunday Worship Service at 10:30 am and 7:00pm 

Atlanta Public Officials


Darren Underwood


Austin Holt

Tina Hawkins

Beverly Yarbrough

Ashley O'Neil

James Brown

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 8:30 am-5:30 pm