Gorham lies in the Smoky Hills region of the Great Plains approximately 9 miles North of the Smoky Hill River and 11 miles South of the Saline River. Gorham was the first community in the county to have dial telephones and the Gorham State Bank was the first bank to use a Recordak Machine to photocopy checks front and back. It was installed in 1947.
Gorham is a small town with a lot to offer. The convenience store, liquor store, telephone company, restaurant, bank, and United Ag Coop service the needs of the community ( and some things on the wish list too!) Interstate 70 and US Highway 40 run concurrently east – west approximately a mile South of the city. Union Pacific Railroad operates one freight rail line through Gorham. The line runs northeast – southwest through the community.
Gorham High School closed in 1984 and the community joined efforts to operate as a private school until 1989. The Gorham High School mascot was Gorham Oilers. Gorham’s public schools joined finalized consolidation with Russell County Schools – USD 407 in 1997.
If you have the opportunity to visit Gorham, stop off at the Gorham City Park! The enhancement of this park has been a top priority to the Gorham community, and families travel from several outside communities to enjoy the amenities. An annual community street dance raises funds to benefit the improvements of this park. Gorham City Park is found along the Post Rock Scenic Byway.
Gorham’s population is less than 400, with a housing inventory of 191 single family homes. Approximately one third of those are rental properties. Midwest Energy, Inc. provides electricity to local residents. Gorham Telephone provides landline telephone service and offers cable television and internet access. Most residents use natural gas for heating fuel; service is provided by Kansas Gas Service. The City of Gorham is responsible for water distribution, sewer maintenance, and trash disposal.
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