Hugoton is a community of 3,700 people and is the county seat of Stevens County, Kansas. It is home to the second largest natural gas field in the world, and much of our economy is supported by this industry. Agriculture is another primary industry, as the expansive and roaming landscape lends itself to farming, as well as beef cattle production. This area attracts hunters from surrounding counties and states, as the populations of pheasant, quail and dove are prolific here.
Hugoton is a rural, family-oriented community with many social, cultural and recreational opportunities available. The Stevens County Economic Development Corporation and the Hugoton Chamber of Commerce work actively to attract and support successful businesses in the area. There are organized sports offered for children, an excellent golf course, with a climate that enjoys all four seasons.
Hugoton boasts an excellent public school system, and Stevens County has a total of five schools. Garden City Community College and Seward County Community College in Liberal are within a one-hour drive from Hugoton.
Western Kansas offers an excellent state highway system, with easy access to other larger cities, including Dodge City, Kansas (90 miles) and Amarillo, Texas (150 miles). The Rocky Mountains of Colorado are approximately six hours from Hugoton. The Stevens County Airport can accommodate small jets and airplanes with its paved 5000-foot runway. The Cimarron River crosses the northwest corner of Stevens County along the Santa Fe Trail.