Sherman County Courthouse
County Seat: Goodland
· 6,760 (2000)
· 7,759 (1990)
· 3,341 (1900)
Area: 1057 Square Miles
Standard Abbreviation: SH
Organized September 20, 1886.
County seat Goodland.
In honor of General W. T. Sherman, United States army.
Map and text from History of Kansas,
Noble Prentis, (Winfield: E.P. Greer. 1899)
|William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891) was a Union
general during the Civil War who lead the famous
march across Georgia and is credited with the saying
"War is Hell".
The Special Collections of the Ablah Library at WSU contain historical images of
For more about Sherman County's history visit the
Sherman County Historical Society.
The Kansas State Historical Society also has
historical data for Sherman County online including a rich bibliography and
lists of cemeteries, post offices, and newspapers.
Pioneer statue - courthouse lawn
Cities, Towns, & Villages of Sherman County
Year Elev Population Name ZIP
==== ==== ========== ================ =====
3563 Edson 67733
1881 3683 4,948 Goodland 67735
3908 248 Kanorado 67741
Census Bureau Profile & Map
Sunflowers grow well in many places in Kansas and especially in northwest Kansas.
This field of sunflowers was in bloom on a cloudy day in August, 1999, on old Hwy 24 between Kanorado and Goodland.
There is a giant reproduction of a
Van Gogh Sunflower
painting near Goodland.
- High Plains Museum 785-890-4595
1717 Cherry, Goodland, KS 67735
9:00am - 5:00pm MT Monday, Wednesday through Saturday
1:00pm - 5:00pm MT Sunday (June-August)
Dioramas and America's first patented helicopter
- Carnegie Arts Center 785-899-6442
120 W. 12th, Goodland, KS 67735
- 1907 Victorian House
202 West 13th Street, Goodland, KS
Colleges & Universities
Sherman County School Systems
- Goodland Star-News (785) 899-2338
1205 Main Ave. / Goodland, KS 67735
- Sherman County Star (785) 899-5500
1015 Main / P.O. Box 599 / Goodland, KS 67735-0599
More Data About Sherman County
- Kansas County Profile Reports
Statistical data from The Institute for Policy and Social Research, the University of Kansas
Sherman County Offices
Sherman County Convention & Visitors Bureau
(785) 899-3515 / toll free: (888) 824-4222
104 W. 11th / Goodland, KS 67735
Last updated on
March 6, 2013
A service of the Kansas State Library
Graphics by John Howell,
photos by Susan Howell,
used by permission.