Agenda, Kansas, is a very small town located in the northern part of Elk Creek Township in Republic County. As of the 2020 census, the population of the area was 47. It is also officially an “extinct town” because it no longer has a post office.
The name Agenda derives from Latin, meaning “what ought to be done.” A post office was established on February 11, 1874. It closed less than a decade later, on September 4, 1883.
Agenda was laid out in 1887 on the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad. The first house in Agenda was erected by Joseph Cox that year.
In 1910, Agenda was still a station on the Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railroad. At that time, it had a money order post office with one rural delivery route, express and telegraph offices, several general stores and other business establishments, a bank, a grain elevator, and a population of 200.
The town’s population peaked in 1920 at 239.
In the next decades, the population continued to drop, and its schools were closed through school unification. The post office was discontinued on October 3, 1998.
Today, Agenda still has numerous homes, a few small businesses, an active Methodist Church, and a downtown business district on Railroad Street with a grain elevator and several closed business buildings.
The community is served by Republic County’s USD 109 public school district in Belleville, Kansas.