The town of Syracuse began as a water tank and a railroad side track in 1873. By 1888 it had a
population of 1,300. Syracuse has always been a popular place to live, with many opportunities linked
to the land; it lies along the Arkansas River making it one of the most productive areas for wheat, hay, corn, and milo.
Our agriculture based economy is also fortified with feedlots and dairies. The huge elevators and shiny railroad tracks reveal
the major source of our prosperity. Syracuse is a town of values and friendliness, and is an excellent place to raise a family.
Syracuse is the county seat of Hamilton [HM] county.
We have an active downtown, a movie theatre and well-stocked library. Our town supplies many
activities throughout the year as seen on our Events in Syracuse page.