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Castleton, Kansas
KDOT map of Reno County (legend)
Castleton, Kansas is located in Kansas
Castleton, Kansas
Castleton, Kansas
Location in Kansas
Castleton, Kansas is located in the United States
Castleton, Kansas
Castleton, Kansas
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Kansas
County Reno
1,467 ft (447 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 20-11000
GNIS ID 473798

Castleton is an unincorporated community in Reno County, Kansas, United States. It is located northeast of Pretty Prairie between Castleton Road and North Fork Ninnescah River.


Castleton was a station and shipping point on the Hutchinson & Blackwell division of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.

The post office was established December 6, 1872, remained in operation until it was discontinued on June 28, 1957. In 1971, the post office building was moved to the Barton County Historical Society Museum and Village in Great Bend, Kansas.

In popular culture

Castleton was the setting for "Sevillinois, Illinois 1895" in the movie Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie filmed in 1952.


The community is served by Pretty Prairie USD 311 public school district.

Castleton High School closed in 1954, the mascot was the Pirates, colors red & blue. Castleton Grade School closed in 1970, most students transferred to Pretty Prairie school district.

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