Deuel County is located south of Garden County in the state’s panhandle. Chappell, population 930, is its largest town and county seat. Big Springs and Rural also call this county’s 440 square miles home. The county’s name might evoke images of a duel, but it’s actually named after Harry Porter Deuel, a Union Pacific Railroad official.
Deuel County’s motto, “where wheat is king,” reflects its strong agricultural ties. Interstates 80 and 76 flow through this county and travelers often remember Deuel County for being home to the state’s largest flag. Fittingly painted on the Frenchman Valley Elevator in Chappell, the flag has become an I-80 landmark.
Learn more by contacting the Deuel County Visitors Committee at (308) 464-0983.