Sheridan County Courthouse
County Seat: Hoxie
· 2,813 (2000)
· 3,043 (1990)
· 3,819 (1900)
Area: 896 Square Miles
Standard Abbreviation: SD
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
The Kansas State Historical Society also has
for Sheridan County online including a rich bibliography and
lists of cemeteries, post offices, and newspapers.
Cities, Towns, & Villages of Sheridan County
Town Population ZIP Year Elevation
Hoxie 1,244 67740 1886 2700
Selden 201 67757 2837
Studley 67759 2400
Census Bureau Profile & Map
Special Places in Sheridan County
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.
- 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
Sheridan County School Systems
- Sheridan County Hospital (785) 675-3281
826 W. 18th, Hoxie, KS 67740
- Hoxie Sentinel (785) 675-3321
640 Main, Hoxie, KS 67740
More Data About Sheridan County
- Kansas County Profile Reports
Statistical data from The Institute for Policy and Social Research, the University of Kansas
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
Last updated on
November 29, 2009
A service of the Kansas State Library
Graphics by John Howell,
photos by Susan Howell,
used by permission.