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Hodgeman County Courthouse in Jetmore, Kansas

Hodgeman County

Location
 
 
County Seat: Jetmore
Founded: 1879
Population:
    · 2,085 (2000)
    · 2,177 (1990)
    · 2,032 (1900)
Area: 860 Square Miles
Standard Abbreviation: HG

 

 

History

Organized in 1879.  County seat Jetmore.  Named in honor of Amos Hodgman, Captain of Company H, Seventh Kansas Cavalry. He died on October 16, 1863, near Oxford, Miss., of wounds received in an action at Wyatt, Miss., October 10,1863. The name should be spelled Hodgman without the e--it was so spelled in the original statute of 1868 which created the county, but by accident--probably--in the statute which defined its boundaries in 1873, the e was inserted. Of course it is legally Hodgeman, and must remain orthographically incorrect until changed by legislative enactment.
 
      Map of Hodgeman County, KS in 1899
 
Map and text from History of Kansas, Noble Prentis, (Winfield: E.P. Greer. 1899)
 
Historical Images of Jetmore are available from WSU's Ablah Library.
 
There is a section on Hodgeman County in the book Kansas: a Cyclopedia Of State History by Frank Blackmar (1912).
 
William G. Cutler's History of Kansas, first published in 1883, tells about early Hodgeman County.
 
The Kansas State Historical Society also has more historical data for Hodgeman County online including a rich bibliography and lists of cemeteries, post offices, and newspapers.

Cities, Towns & Villages of Hodgeman County

                           2000
    Town                Population  ZIP         Year  Elevation
    =================   ==========  =========   ====  =========
    Beersheba                    0              1882
    Bosse                                               2236
    Dungans Crossing                                    2139
    Gray                                                2131
    Hanston                    259  67849               2160
    Jetmore                    903  67854       1879    2307
    Orwell                                              2212
Census Bureau Profile & Map

Special Places in Hodgeman County

Haun Museum in downtown Jetmore, Kansas
  • Jetmore just appears from nowhere if you approach from the south.

  • The stonework in the downtown buildings, including the Haun Museum, in Jetmore are worth a side trip off US Highway 156.

 

Special Events in Hodgeman County

  • The Sawlog N' Strings Bluegrass festival is held in August.  For more about this festival see Jetmore's special events.

Libraries

Museums

Hodgeman County School Systems

  • USD 227 Jetmore   (620) 357-8301   FAX: (620) 357-6563
  • USD 228 Hanston   (620) 623-2641 FAX: (620) 623-4488

Hospitals

Newspapers

  • Jetmore Republican   (620) 357-8316
    415 Main, Jetmore, KS 67854

More Data About Hodgeman County

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

Genealogy

Hodgeman County Offices

  • Hodgeman County   (620) 357-6421
    P. O. Box 247, Jetmore, KS 67854
  • Extension Service   (620) 357-8321
    Courthouse 1st Fl, 500 Main St. PO Box 38, Jetmore, KS 67854-0038

For more about Hodgeman County contact:

  • Hodgeman County Economic Development Association   (620) 357-8831
    E-mail: hodgeman@sunflowertelco.com
    Courthouse / P. O. Box 121, Jetmore, KS 67854
 
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