Learn More About Our Community
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.
Learn More About Our Services
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
Places to Visit
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"
People [residents] who believe they pay the highest electric rates... Arma is most definitely the cheapest by quite a ways.
City Council - Dec 5th 2022
Experience The Community Within Our Events
Our community garden is a collaborative space that we work together to share the rewards of fresh produce within the community.
Info: Community Garden
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
Citywide Clean Up
A citywide clean-up is important because it helps to maintain a healthy and pleasant environment for residents, promotes a sense of community pride, and can improve the overall quality of life in the city.
Info: Citywide Clean Up
All Hallows' Eve
In America, the celebration brings to mind trick-or-treating and fun gatherings filled with Halloween party games and spooky treats.
Info: All Hallows' Eve
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.
“A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people.”
― Andrew Carnegie
Info: Arma Library
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
Arma's Community Wide Sale
Each year the families in our community celebrate the "letting go of past treasures" in a community wide garage sale event.
Info: Community Wide Sale