Population: 658 (2021 Census)

Source: United States Census Bureau

FUN FACT: The first post office at Udall was established in September 1879. Udall was laid out in 1881 by J.M. Napier & P.W. Smith and was named after English Author Cornelius Udall.

The Little Town that Blew Away 

Udall, tucked into the northwest corner of Cowley County, offers the best of both worlds: quiet, small-town living with the excitement of a big city nearby.

Locally know as the little town that blew away, Udall’s history is marked by the devastating F5 tornado that occurred on May 25th, 1955 that killed 80 people and injured 273. The devastation brought about life-saving advances in weather warning systems. Despite the hardship Udall persevered.

This progressive community completed several infrastructure improvement projects including a new water tower and water lines. They have heavily invested in the city park and renovated the community center, a hub for the residents and the site for many city events. They have most recently recruited a Dollar General store in 2021 and secured funding for a new side walk to the Dollar General in 2022.

Located 25 minutes from the Wichita metro area, many residents commute to the city to take advantage of job opportunities as well as shopping, dining and entertainment.

Udall is an attractive option for new residents, with family housing and room to build it is the perfect place to call home.  

Public Education: USD 463

620-782-3355 – www.usd463.org

  • Math and reading assessments exceeded state average in 2013: ACT scores matched state
  • 12-1 student-to-teacher ratio provides personalized experience
  • Teacher stability — about one-third have taught in Udall 15 years or longer

I have five children in the district. The teachers, faculty, administration — you really do know everybody on a personal level. If you have an issue you can call them at home. The one-on-one attention your kids get is awesome. Your kid just isn’t a number. They generally care about kids and making sure they get a good education.

Fun and Entertainment

Udall Fall Festival
When: First Friday & Saturday of October
Where: City Park, Udall
What: Car show, parade, and tons of activities
Contact: (620) 782-3512
The annual Udall Fall Festival is held the first weekend of October. A carnival kicks off the event on Thursday evening and continues throughout the festival. Saturday morning breakfast followed by their famous homemade Chicken and Noodle dinner takes place at the Udall Community Building. An afternoon parade, car show, and family activities in the park fill the day and ends with a street dance and beer garden Saturday night.

Udall Community Historical Society
109 E. First Street
An amazing museum displaying artifacts historical pieces and information related to the history of Udall and Cowley County including the devastating tornado of 1955.  Updated directories for 10 local cemeteries, genealogy on Udall families, memorial brick walkway and stone in the park listing lives lost in the tornado.

Open Wednesdays 3-5 p.m. and Sundays 1-3 p.m. or by appointment.

Udall Businesses

Action Jackson Automotive 114 W Hwy K-55
Antelope Creek Horse Company 982 N. Oxford Rd.
Barnett Tax Service 6401 51st Rd.
Blankenship Seed 1697 82nd Rd.
Dill’s Drywall 5046 Kiowa Dr.
Eastern Star Small Engine Repair 316-312-8704
Goza Chiropractic 103 S Main
Kistler Tire and Auto, LLC 313 E. Hwy K-15
Main Street Storage 313 E. Hwy K-15
One Stop Felts Oil Co. 208 E. Hwy K-15
Stelbar Oil Company 120 N. Main St.
Two Rivers Co-Op 112 S. East St.
Udall Groceries (Cenex) 301 E. Hwy K-15
Union State Bank 119 W. First
Wheat State Technologies 106 W. First

Udall Churches

Country View Baptist
3795 52nd Rd

First Baptist Church
207 E. Lewis

First Foursquare Church
2654 58th Dr.

First Street Feed & Seed Cowboy Church
118 W. First St.

Heritage Evangelical Free Church
113 N. Church

Nazarene Church
204 S. Church

United Methodist Church
305 S. Church

Udall Community Organizations 


Udall 4-H Club
620-782-3566 or 3221

Udall Recreation Commission

Udall Co-Operettes

Udall S.U.N. Club

Senior Citizen Center
620-782-3569 or 3010

Udall Public Library
110 South Main Street
Operating hours are Wednesday and Saturday 10 am – 1 pm, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 3 -6 pm.

Cowley County Fire District #4

City of Udall

Udall Public Officials
Mayor Matt McAllister
Council Mitch Kratochvil
Jim Caywood
Randy Hoffman
David Franz
Dan Rutschman
Meetings are the 2nd Monday, 6:30 pm

(620) 782-3512
Email: udallcty@cityofudall.com
Web: www.cityofudall.com
Office Hours: M-F 9:00-12:00 pm, 1:00-4:00 pm