History of Wamego

Wamego's success as a community can be attributed to many factors: strategic location, proximity to larger urban areas, and the quality of its citizens who have been dedicated to pursuits of a cultural and qualitative nature.

Our beautiful scenery and rich agricultural land are a legacy of the area's geologic history - the glaciated region of Kansas. Native Americans used the Kansas River as an area of settlement and avenue of transportation long before whites entered the area. The entire Kansas River Valley was home to the Konza tribe until the 1840's. Beginning in the 1840's major portions of the Pottawatomie Tribe occupied the area just to the east of Wamego. The names of our city and county are derived from the Pottawatomie Tribe.