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Sheridan County courthouse in Hoxie, Kansas. Photo by Susan Howell.
 Sheridan County Courthouse

  

 

 

Sheridan County

 

Location

 

 

County Seat: Hoxie
Founded: 1880
Population:
    · 2,813 (2000)
    · 3,043 (1990)
    · 3,819 (1900)
Area: 896 Square Miles
Standard Abbreviation: SD      

History

Map of Sheridan County, KS in 1899
Organized in 1880. County seat Hoxie. Named in honor of Lieutenant-General Phillip H. Sheridan, United States army.
 
Map and text from History of Kansas, Noble Prentis, (Winfield: E.P. Greer. 1899)
 
Sheridan County is named for General Phillip H. Sheridan (1831-1888) of Civil War fame. Sheridan County was created by an act of the Kansas Legislature in 1873. Settlements began here in the 1860's, but it was not until the influx of settlers in 1878 and 1879 that events led to official organization. The town of Kenneth, begun in 1879 north of Hoxie, was the county seat until 1886.
- from a Sheridan county brochure
William G. Cutler's History of Kansas, first published in 1883, tells about early Sheridan County.
 
The Special Collections of the Ablah Library at WSU contain historical images of Hoxie, Selden, and Angelus.
 
The Kansas State Historical Society also has more historical data for Sheridan County online including a rich bibliography and lists of cemeteries, post offices, and newspapers.
 
For more information, business listings, and local events in Sheridan County click here.

Cities, Towns, & Villages of Sheridan County

     Town          Population  ZIP         Year Elevation

     Angelus                                      2930
     Hoxie              1,244  67740       1886   2700
     Kenneth                               1879
     Lucerne                                      2659
     Seguin                                        860
     Selden               201  67757              2837
     Studley                   67759              2400
     Tasco                                        2500
Census Bureau Profile & Map

Special Places in Sheridan County

Solomon Valley U.S. Highway 24 Heritage Alliance
Sheridan County is one of six counties in the Solomon Valley Highway 24 Heritage Alliance.
 
The alliance is recording the history of the valley, showing visitors how to find interesting places between Hoxie in the west and Glasco in the east.

  • The Cottonwood Ranch near Studley was built by well-to-do English settlers. The stone house and buildings are now a state historical site.

Libraries

  • Sheridan County Library   (785) 675-3102
    801 Royal Ave / Box 607, Hoxie, KS 67740
  • Selden Public Library   (785) 386-4321
    109 S., Selden, KS 67757

Museums

Sheridan County School Systems

Hospitals

  • Sheridan County Hospital   (785) 675-3281
    826 W. 18th, Hoxie, KS 67740

Newspapers

  • Hoxie Sentinel   (785) 675-3321
    640 Main, Hoxie, KS 67740

More Data About Sheridan County

Economic Development
  • Kansas County Profile Reports
    Statistical data from The Institute for Policy and Social Research, the University of Kansas
Health Data

Genealogy

Government in Sheridan County

For more about Sheridan County contact:

  • Hoxie Chamber of Commerce   (785) 675-3016
    945 Main / P. O. Box 839, Hoxie, KS 67740
 
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