Elbing students can attend schools in the Remington-Whitewater district (USD 206) or Berean Academy. Berean Academy serves students in grades PreK-12. USD 206 serves approximately 550 students and is a 3A school district. Berean Academy is located in Elbing and serves grades PreK-12th.
(Source- USD 206-www.usd206.org)
With a population of 227, Elbing offers a quiet place to settle down or raise a family.
Elbing is 20 minutes from Newton and 45 minutes from Wichita. Many residents commute to work in the surrounding area.
Elbing Local Attractions/Activities
Homemade Dinners to Go
It is with great excitement that “Homemade Dinners to Go” can assist you in putting great meals on your table. This business was established in 2011 as a way for you to be able to maintain family dinner traditions with minimal preparation time! Life comes in seasons and cooking can be a challenge. Diane and her daughters have a passion to help make mealtime with your family special. There is nothing greater than gathering in the kitchen after a busy day to support, encourage, and teach the values of what's important in life. Your home should offer a place of shelter for healing, for refreshment, and for nourishment of both body and soul.
(Source- Homemade Dinners to Go-www.homemadedinnerstogo.com)
In 1887 the Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska (Rock Island) Railroad began to lay track between Wichita, Kansas and Peabody, Kansas. The track passed through the land of Jacob W. Regier in section 17 of the Fairmount Township in Butler county in south central Kansas. The Regiers sold eighty acres of section 17 to the Elbing Town Company for $5,000. The 1/4 mile by 1/2 mile plot ran along the west side of the CK&NR tracks. The railroad wanted to call the town "Regier" but Mr. Regier suggested three other possibilities: Elbing, Danzig, and Marienburg—cities in Prussia where he had lived. Elbing was chosen. The town was founded May 18, 1887. Within a few months people began to build houses and businesses in Elbing. By November four passenger trains (two in each direction) served Elbing. The trains also provided mail delivery and pick-up twice daily.
Elbing grew slowly. By 1895 it had a few businesses and 50 residents. By the turn of the century telephone service was available to the residents of Elbing on a party-line basis—four families for each telephone line. By 1910 the population had reached 100 and the town had several businesses: general store (with a post office), hardware store, implement store, bank, blacksmith shop, lumber yard, barber shop, cafe, and hotel. The town also had a doctor. Electricity did not come to Elbing until 1929 and residents had to provide their own water from wells or cisterns until the city installed a city-wide water system in 1967. The city sewer system was installed in 1972. Before that each residence had its own septic tank.
In 1919 the first of several oil wells were drilled near Elbing. As a result of the oil boom, Elbing grew dramatically for a brief time. Although the town’s population increased for a few years, the new residents had little lasting effect upon the town. The oil field rapidly declined and a fire destroyed much of Elbing in 1933. Although new residences were eventually rebuilt, Elbing never regained its businesses. For several decades downtown Elbing included only a grocery/hardware store, a gas station/garage, a Post Office, and a grain elevator. Elbing's grocery/hardware store closed in the 1980s. Today the garage, grain elevator, and a catering/family center are the only downtown businesses.
Today, Elbing has less than 300 residents. It still has only three north and south streets (Main, Regier, and Johnson); and, with the exception of about twenty acres that was added at the south end by annexing Berean Academy, it is still 1/4 mile wide and 1/2 mile long. The area surrounding Elbing is mostly devoted to grain farming—primarily red winter wheat, corn, soy beans, and sorghum grain. Nearby farms also raise a few cattle and hogs. Since the 1970s almost forty houses have been built in Elbing, so only a few of its original lots remain unoccupied. The town has a small Post Office and fire station/city hall building. Elbing still depends upon a volunteer fire department.