Woodbine

City of Woodbine


Woodbine, Kansas is located on the east side of Dickinson County almost at the juncture of US 77 and K-209 highways. The town was founded in 1887 by J.A. Gillett Sr. and named after his hometown of Woodbine Illinois. Today Woodbine has a population of 207 and is still a small town with friendly people.

Woodbine is home to many businesses, including a post office, a bank, a gas station, a coop, a fencing company, an auto body shop, a TV and appliance shop, a seed company and a restaurant. The Woodbine Methodist Church is also very active in the community. Organizations include the Woodbine Lions Club, The Jolly Jayhawkers 4-H Club, W.O.W. (Women of Woodbine), The Woodbine Community Improvement Group (WCIG) and the Woodbine Community Foundation.

The community also hosts many celebrations and special events. The Easter Egg Hunt in the City Park, Lions Club Fall and Spring Pancake Feeds, Independence Day Celebration, Fall Spaghetti Supper, Halloween Parade and the Christmas Tree Lighting, have become yearly traditions for the small community.

Woodbine is served by Rural Vista School District, USD 481, which is located in Hope, KS. The city government consists of a Mayor, City Council, a part-time City Clerk and part time Maintenance person. The City Council meetings on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 pm and all are welcome. The City Office is open Mondays from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:00-10:00 am.The phone number is 785-257-3359.

Dog licenses are required and a recycling trailer comes to town on the first Saturday of each month. Woodbine is also served by several utilities and cable companies. Woodbine is an easy drive to commute to work in Salina, Junction City, Abilene and Fort Riley. If you like to camp, fish and boat, you are in luck: Woodbine is only a 30 to 40-minute drive from Milford Lake and Council Grove Lake.