DescriptionA trading center and county seat on the Solomon River, Beloit is in the post rock country. Undeterred by the lack of trees, early farmers quarried their fence posts from Greenhorn limestone, which underlies a 200-mile-long, 10- to 40-mile-wide swath of the Smoky Hills region. The stone also was used for construction; Mitchell County Courthouse and St. John's Church are examples of post rock buildings.
Also of interest is the Little Red Schoolhouse at 3041 US 24N. Built in 1871, the schoolhouse has been restored to its 19th-century appearance and contains period textbooks and other historic educational materials.
Fourteen miles west of Beloit on US 24, Glen Elder Dam impounds 12,600-acre Waconda Lake. Glen Elder State Park is a center of recreational activity on the reservoir.
Visitor InfoBeloit Area Chamber of Commerce 123 N. Mill St. BELOIT, KS 67420. Phone:(785)738-2717
Self-guiding toursA walking tour brochure of historic downtown is available from the chamber of commerce.
Things to SeeMitchell County Historical Society and Museum