With a population of 150, Damar, Kansas, is not a huge city. However, what it lacks in size, it makes up within its charm and civic pride.
Settled in 1888 by Quebec Frenchmen, Damartians today have undergone, and are still in the process of restoring this small town to a much different time and place. Damar residents are going back to the past to improve the future of their community.
Small Midwestern towns sometimes die off, and the residents of this town vow to keep this historic place alive for years to come.
Damar is on highway K-18 and is six miles off of US-24. It is a half an hour drive from Stockton, Kansas, and about the same from Hays. So whether you’re looking for an off-the-beaten-path diversion, photo-op, or a meal in the local café, Damar is a nice place to admire and take in.
The area is comfortably located near many outdoor activities: hunting, fishing, camping, and nearby Lake Webster.