About This Place
Downs is a city in Osborne County, Kansas, United States. The population was 1,038 at the 2000 census.
Downs began as the end point of the Central Branch Railroad in 1879. It became an incorporated town in December of the same year. In 1910, the city had a population of 1,427. Business included 2 newspapers, a public library, flour mills, grain elevators, and an opera house.
Downs is located at 39°30′12″N 98°32′37″W / 39.50333°N 98.54361°W / 39.50333; -98.54361 (39.503305, -98.543500). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²), all of it land.