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South Haven, located just 3 miles north of the Kansas-Oklahoma line on Interstate 35 & Highway 81, is the home of the South Haven Travel Plaza, the first motel and truck stop as you enter Kansas from the South. Nearby is Strickland Road Service, a "one-stop" call for any road emergency or need.  Adjacent to the Travel Plaza is the Oasis RV Park for those wanting to stop and enjoy the conveniences. Other businesses in South Haven include Bank of Commerce, South Haven LP Gas, Kay's Cafe and Muffin Top Bakery & Confections.


Major Employers:

South Haven LP & Gas

Bank of Commerce

Strickland Road Service

Muffin Top Bakery & Confections

City of South Haven

231 S. Main
South Haven, KS 67140
Email -

Website - City of South Haven

Sumner County Hospital District #1 - in Caldwell is 12 miles from South Haven.


Access to all the medical facilities in Wichita are within a reasonable driving distance.


Median Age – 37.3
Bilingual – 2.7%
Average one-way commute – 22 min
Median household income – $54,172
Education- HS graduation or better – 100%
Median house value – $46,700
Median gross household rent - $444
Crime rate – No data available for 2013 - Kansas Bureau of Investigation 2013

Combined State and Local Taxes – 7%

  • State of Kansas – 6.50%

  • Sumner County – 0.5%  

The South Haven Unified School District #509 has a long tradition of excellence in academics and activities.

*School Statistics
School enrollment - 165
Teacher/student ratio - 1:9.3
Graduation rate - 100%


The South Haven Township Library is located at 104 W. Baird and provides a wide variety of books as well as video and audio materials.

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South Haven is home to fair grounds and a city park. The South Haven Recreation Association offers basketball, volleyball, flag football, softball and baseball to children of all ages.

South Haven is rich with tradition as demonstrated annually with the South Haven Community Fair. A parade, livestock show, a carnival and numerous exhibitions take place during this annual 3 day event.

Kansas Badlands Off-Road Park is the premier mud racing (mud run) and ATV park in the region!!! We have over 250 acres of ATV trails and tracks and host some of the largest mud runs


Gas – Atmos Energy – 888-442-1313
Water – City of South Haven- 620-892-5292
Trash – City of South Haven – 620-892-5292
Sewer – City of South Haven – 620-892-5292
Electric – Wheatland Electric - 800-762-0436

Telephone – KanOkla Telephone – 800-526-6552
Internet - KanOkla - 800-526-6552

               USA Connections - 620-326-8989


Highways -

US Highway 81 runs through South Haven and Interstate 35 is 7 miles away

Railroad - 

Blackwell Northern Gateway Railroad - This line serves the Blackwell Industrial Park at its south end, running through South Haven and connections are made at Wellington, Kansas with BNSF Railway and Union Pacific. 

Airports -
Caldwell Municipal Airport
Wellington Municipal Airport
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport.

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