The intention was to build the town in the center of the recently established Comanche County. The expedition into the unsettled lands ran into a competing township company with the same goal in mind, but managed to convince one of other group's primary members to join them instead.
After surveying the site that would become Coldwater, the team came across C.D. Bickford, yet another individual who had designs on establishing a county seat town. He agreed to give up the competition in exchange for the right to name the town after his hometown Coldwater, Michigan.
Average high temperatures in Coldwater reach 93 degrees Fahrenheit in July and August, and average lows get down to 20 degrees in January. The monthly precipitation average is just over 2.1 inches, with most falling during the summer months. The annual snowfall average is 19.9 inches.
Coldwater, the seat of Comanche county, is in the Red Hills of South Central
Kansas. It is served by US Highway 160 & US Highway 183. Our area showcases the
250-acre man-made Lake Coldwater in a 930-acre park all within the city limits.
Coldwater is home to the public South Central High School. Students from earlier
grade levels can attend South Central Elementary and Middle schools, which are
located in Protection, Kansas, a little over 10 miles outside of town.
Institutions of higher education within a 2-hour drive of town include Barton
County Community College, Hutchinson Community College, Fort Hays State
University and Southwestern Oklahoma State University.
Comanche County Hospital serves the area's health care needs.
Lake Coldwater is located within a 930-acre park. It attracts visitors from all
over Kansas and Oklahoma and is a great place for boating, fishing, swimming,
birding and camping. The lake is stocked with catfish and wipers on an annual
basis. Those with campers and trailers will find electricity and water hookups,
and there are also plenty of picnic facilities.
Coldwater Country Club is a public golf course consisting of an unusual 10
holes. The nearby town of Protection also offers its own 9-hole Protection Golf
Course to aficionados of the sport.
Comanche County is among the most popular hunting destinations in the state, and
no wonder - there may be more deer in the county than there are people! You can
also take aim at an abundance of turkey, pheasant and quail.
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