Atlanta students attend school in the Winfield Unified School District 465. USD 465 - Winfield Public Schools is located approximately 40 miles southeast of Wichita. Winfield is a rural community of about 12,000 people with easy access to Wichita. Winfield Public Schools has a 4A high school, a middle school, an intermediate school for 5th and 6th grade students, four K-4 elementary schools and Webster Early Learning Center for pre-school students. Approximately 2,300 students attend Winfield Public Schools.
USD 465 is the sponsoring district for the Cowley County Special Services Cooperative. CCSSC provides services to special needs students who attend school in USD 470-Arkansas City, USD 462-Central of Burden, USD 285-Cedar Vale, USD 471-Dexter, USD 463-Udall, and USD 465-Winfield.
(Source- USD 465-www.usd465.com)
With a population of 194 (2013), Atlanta residents enjoy a small town community and world class Kansas scenery. The surrounding area offers many different attractions and outdoor activities for the family.
Winfield is a 30 minute commute from Atlanta. Downtown Wichita and Wellington are both an hour from Atlanta. Derby and Augusta are both under 45 minutes from Atlanta.
Atlanta Local Attractions/Activities
Atlanta is home to Paddlefoot Barbecue. Derby and Augusta offer many local attractions that are less than 45 minutes away including the Augusta City Lake and Rock River Rapids.
Atlanta – History
The first town was Omnia, 2 miles west and 2 miles south of the present Atlanta. It was thought the railroad was coming that direction. Then there were rumors the railroad was going 1½ miles south and 1 mile east. The town was moved and called Baltimore. The railroad finally came through where the present Atlanta is, so Baltimore was moved to what is now Atlanta. (For a time the new town was known as "Day".) The first depot agent was from Atlanta, Georgia and named the new town Atlanta.
The town site was surveyed in April 1885 and the first train ran between Beaumont and the state line on August 28, 1885.
Atlanta was built on land purchased from William H. Day located in the Southwest quarter of section 15 and the Southeast quarter of section 16 in Omnia Township. William H. Day was president of the town site company.
William Earnest Darlington, the son of George and Lettie (Gillard) Darlington drove the stake that established the town site. He was born in Illinois and was twelve years old at this time.
(Source- East Central Cowley County Historical Society-www.eccchistory.org)