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Junction City

  • Population: 16,000 - 20,000
  • First Settled in: 1857
  • Number of CNB Branches: 5
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Beloit CourthouseJunction City is located in east central Kansas on Interstate 70 Highway. Junction City adjoined to the Fort Riley military installation, which is home of the 1st Infantry Division (also known as the "Big Red One"). Central National Bank was started in Junction City in 1884; the bank now has five branches in the community.

Being so close to Fort Riley, Junction City commemorates and honors the U.S. Military. Heritage Park includes a fountain, an arch in memory of the Civil War and a Vietnam War Memorial in honor of Kansans who lost their lives fighting in Vietnam. 

Other attractions in and around Junction City include: Milford Lake for boating, fishing, and camping, the Historic Opera House for plays and musical performances, and the Historic Bartell Hotel where John Wayne once stayed. Junction City also hosts the largest free Fourth of July celebration in the state of Kansas. The city is home to the Junction City Brigade, a summer college league baseball team.  

Pictured at right is the first place float in the 2012 July 4th Sundown Salute Parade - a re-enactment of the flag raising at Iwo Jima. The float was created to honor veterans and featured veterans outfitted in military uniforms and fatigues from various wars. Sundown Salute is a highlight of summer activity in Junction City and is the largest, free July 4th Celebration in the state of Kansas. It features a week of activities held in and around Junction City and brings many visitors to town to celebrate the national holiday.