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Our city offers its residents and businesses a friendly, clean small town environment with a moderate climate within a short drive to both Pittsburg State University and to Missouri Southern University.

Arma is also conveniently located from the three major cities of Springfield MO, Kansas City KS, along with Tulsa OK.

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Weather Terms and Meanings

About Us

Learn More About Our Community

Early Downtown Arma

Arma was incorporated as a City of the 3rd class on May 18th 1909. This area of land had previously been known as Rust (a small coal camp laid out in 1886).

  • The City was named for William F. Armacost, one of the owners of the land that lay north and east of the camp.
  • Arma is situated in the center of a rich bituminous coal deposit, which accounts for many of the earlier mines located around this area. Local stories can be read at Arma Kansas History .
  • This region's mining history (including Arma, Pittsburg, Mulberry, and 50 Camp) can be explored a few minutes south of us at the Miners Hall Museum, in the resilient community of Franklin, KS.
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About Service

Learn More About Our Services

We Provide:

Our community has all the necessary services you need to not only protect your home, but to make it even better! From automotive to landscaping, our community has the skills and experience to make living here an easy choice.

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All of the High Speed Internet

Internet access is key to Education, Business, and Personal growth. Our community has rock solid choices for these needs including Cox Communications and
CrawKan Internet.

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Quiet Neighborhoods

Everyone needs a place to live and step back from the noise and hustle. Our neighborhoods have Available Rental Housing that are perfect quiet zones.

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Northeast's K-12 School

Northeast USD 246 is located in Crawford County in southeast Kansas. The district serves an area of approximately 106 square miles of rural area including the towns of Arcadia, Arma, Franklin and Mulberry.

Testimonials

They Said What? About Us!

We established our first post office within the City of Arma/Rust on the 13th of May in 1891.

The United States Postal Service

Arma Postal Service

United States Post Office Sign

Originally named "Rust," a coal camp community in southeast Kansas, the town is now best known for having the longest active V-J Day celebration every September 2nd. The town's veterans memorial is in Arma City Park. Today, Arma's military history is best experienced simply by driving through the city via the Frontier Military Historic Byway. Visitors absolutely love the rich history that lights up this community!

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Places to Visit

Person One Testimonial

It is a cute, country town, quiet, lots of various styles of housing noted, mostly rural/farm setting on outskirts but family style homes noted across town.

First Impression Visitor

K-State "Five-Minute Impression - Mar 28th 2022"

Person 3 Testimonial

People [residents] who believe they pay the highest electric rates... Arma is most definitely the cheapest by quite a ways.

Carma Burns

City Council - Dec 5th 2022

Person 4 Testimonial

Community Events

Experience The Community Within Our Events

Community Garden

Our community garden is a collaborative space that we work together to share the rewards of fresh produce within the community.

Public Pool

This small outdoor public pool has provided relief from the summer's heat for the various generations that learned to swim here.
Info: Public Pool

V-J Homecoming Celebration

Victory over Japan Day marks the end of World War II and Arma welcomed home the return of all 15 soldiers which sparked a celebration that continues to this day.
Info: V-J Homecoming

Arma Library

“A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people.”
― Andrew Carnegie
Info: Arma Library

K-State: First Impressions

Arma Kansas has completed the K-State First Impressions! This amazing program has been actively involved with over 120+ cities within Kansas, helping communities see themselves through the eyes of a visitor.
Info: K-State

Jolly Sunflower 4-H Club

Inspiring the families of our community to achieve thier goals and dreams! Reach out and get involved in life changing skills and social interactions.
Info: Jolly Sunfolower 4-H

City Wide Sales

Each year the families in our community celebrate the "letting go of past treasures" in a city wide garage sale event. This is a great time to share, swap, or find new items and make new friends.