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.

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Discover Activities in Deuel County

  • Chappell Golf Club

    Right next to Chappell Interstate Lake where fishermen hook lunkers, bunkers challenge golfers at the nine-hole Chappell Golf Club. Steer clear of the water hazards on holes four and ...

  • Phelps Hotel

    The Phelps Hotel was built in 1885, but this place is no museum. All these years later visitors stay in the same rooms where railroad crews once rested between shifts. ...

  • Toot’s Bar & Grill

    Customers at Toot’s Bar & Grill in Chappell order their buffalo wings flaming hot and by the pound. Another spicy option is their jalapeno-pepper jack burger. Travelers challenge ...

  • Big Springs Depot Museum

    The Big Springs Depot Museum will reopen in 2017 following repairs and renovations. Be among the first to see what’s new in this former Union Pacific depot, now a ...

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