Credit & Debit Card Payments

We are now accepting credit & debit cards for utility payments in the office or over the phone.

Online bill pay is now available. Under the quick links just click "Pay My Bill". Call or visit the city hall to receive your unique username & password.

Longton/Elk Valley Alumni 2021

Saturday, May 29th
RSVP with Sharon Jontra by May 21st
(903) 880-3758

History & Facts

Longton is a city in Elk County, Kansas along the Elk River.
  • Founded:  1870
  • Population:  362
  • Latitude:  37° 22' 40" N
  • Longitude:  96° 4' 50" W
Longton was originally named Elk Rapids but was renamed after a village in England to avoid confusion with nearby Elk Falls & Elk City.  Herbert Capper, father of Arthur Capper, former govenor, senator and founder of Capper's Weekly, named the town.  Herbert Capper owned the first hardware store in Longton.
The discovery of the Longton oil field in 1902 led to a brief period of boom times for the town.
There is more about
Longton's history in the 1912 book, "Kansas, a cyclopedia of State History" by Frank W. Blackmar.

Election 2021

Are you interested in serving on Longton City Council? June 1st is the filing deadline for anyone interested in serving their community in this very important role. Longton has three positions available for election this year - mayor and two council positions. Check out this Candidate's Guide for information on how to run and what to consider as you contemplate public service.

Longton, Kansas: A Dying Town

Video credit: Robert Walker