Washington, the county seat, is located on US Hwy 36. The Courthouse features an art deco interior and is open for visitors. The population is 1095. The Courthouse Square features specialty shops including Washington County Clay Pottery items. The Historical Museum and Genealogy Library gives the visitor an intriguing look into yesteryear, as well as the genealogist looking for family roots.

Specialty shops along “C” Street include Donna’s Dollhouse, Smokey Hills Boots and Kansas Territorial Brewing. Cedar Hills Golf Course is 3 miles south of Washington on Hwy 15. MarCon Pies helps make Washington County the “Pie Capital of Kansas”. Herrs Memory Lane and KSDS provide tours by appointment. The City Park provides free overnight camping with hookups.

Washington County Fishing Lake is located 12 miles northwest of Washington, having a 65 acre lake and 352 acres of public hunting land. Dining options include Mayberry’s, Gambino’s and Game Time. www.washingtonks.net