Welcome to
Arma Kansas

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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Arma Kansas History

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 bitumonious coal deposit, which accounts for many of the earlier mines located around this area. Arma's mining history can be explored adjacent to us at the Miners Hall Museum. in Franklin Ks.

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Additional history of families who settled in Arma can be further explored at the Arma Kansas History website.

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Postal Service:

The United States Postal Service established its first post office within Arma/Rust on May 13th in 1891.


Railroad Station:

Dated Nov. 27, 1891 - Girard Press; states the J. V. Baysinger farmland was deeded to the Missouri Pacific Railroad by Mr. William F. Armacost for the establishment of a new railway depot to originally be called Armiton.

Available Services

Our Community Offers

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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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By keeping costs under control, families of our community benefit from moderate Utility Rates in Kansas.

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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 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, and Mulberry.

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Our Hometown

Arma Pool

Family Friendly Local Pool

Homecoming Parade
VJ Homecoming Celebration

Community Celebration of Homecoming

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Arma Park

Playground Equipment

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Arma Park

Bocce Ball Court

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Arma Parks

Parks and Recreational Activities

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Arma Park

Horseshoe Pits


Involvement & Participation

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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.


Frequently Asked Questions

    • The Arma Kansas website provides helpful information for not only our residents, but also our community visitors and guests. Welcome and enjoy exploring our town along with our amazingly supportive nearby communities.

  • Information is available at City Hall or the last provided information can be referenced on the Utility Department Information Page .
    • Arma Police or Fire can be reached via 911
      For non emergencies
        Police: 620-347-4500
        Fire: 620-347-4600
    • Arma Utilities after 4:30pm: Tom at 620-249-8142.
    • Arma City Hall Hours 8:00am - 4:30pm:
      Phone: 620-347-4125.

  • Copies of the last Available Ordinances previously released online by the City of Arma.