City of Kiowa
Kiowa is located in southern Barber, [BA] county, between the Medicine River and the Oklahoma border. Highway KS-2 goes west from here to Hardtner and north and east to Hazelton and Anthony. Downtown Kiowa is clean, modern, and attractive and includes a new-looking movie theater.
Kiowa was one of the five official Kansas starting points for the Cherokee Strip land rush of 1893. Kiowa was also the place where Carrie Nation began her hatchet-wielding campaign against "demon rum" and the musuem still has her chosen weapon.