South Hutchinson

South Hutchinson is located in Reno County, on Highways US 50, K-61, K-96 and K-17. The city boundaries are marked on north and east city limits by the Arkansas River. The river divides South Hutchinson from the city of Hutchinson.

Salt has been an important part of the town's history. At one time, 17 salt companies did business here, and Morton Salt still has a large plant here.

In 1887, the first salt in this area was discovered in South Hutchinson by the town's founder, Ben Blanchard. The salt industry is one of the most important businesses in South Hutchinson and Hutchinson.

Do you drive through South Hutchinson on a regular basis? If you do, slow down, wave and stop at one of our four convenience stores…one is in the travel stop on south Main Street. Eat at one of five restaurants, spend the night in one of our three motels and shop in one of our stores including the Heartland Outdoor store on K-96. You can also worship at one of the six churches in town.

The annual SALT FEST celebration is held on the second Saturday of June. Mark your calendar for next year! For more information about South Hutchinson, visit us on the web at