County Seat: Jetmore
· 2,085 (2000)
· 2,177 (1990)
· 2,032 (1900)
Area: 860 Square Miles
Standard Abbreviation: HG
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 and text from History of Kansas,
Noble Prentis, (Winfield: E.P. Greer. 1899)
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
for Hodgeman County online including a rich bibliography and lists of
cemeteries, post offices, and newspapers.
Cities, Towns & Villages of Hodgeman County
Town Population ZIP Year Elevation
================= ========== ========= ==== =========
Beersheba 0 1882
Dungans Crossing 2139
Hanston 259 67849 2160
Jetmore 903 67854 1879 2307
Census Bureau Profile & Map
Special Places in Hodgeman County
- 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
Hodgeman County School Systems
- USD 227 Jetmore (620) 357-8301 FAX: (620) 357-6563
- USD 228 Hanston (620) 623-2641 FAX: (620) 623-4488
- Jetmore Republican (620) 357-8316
415 Main, Jetmore, KS 67854
More Data About Hodgeman County
- Kansas County Profile Reports
Statistical data from The Institute for Policy and Social Research, the University of Kansas
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
Courthouse / P. O. Box 121, Jetmore, KS 67854
Last updated on
September 27, 2011
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Graphics by John Howell,
photos by Susan Howell,
used by permission.