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Sherman County Courthouse in Goodland, Kansas.  Photo by Susan Howell.
 Sherman County Courthouse




Sherman County

Location in Kansas of Sherman County.



County Seat: Goodland
Founded: 1886
  · 6,760 (2000)
  · 7,759 (1990)
  · 3,341 (1900)
Area: 1057 Square Miles
Standard Abbreviation: SH 



Map of Sherman County, KS in 1899
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 Kanorado and Goodland.
For more about Sherman County's history visit the Sherman County Historical Society.
The Kansas State Historical Society also has more historical data for Sherman County online including a rich bibliography and lists of cemeteries, post offices, and newspapers.
Pioneer statue on the courthouse lawn in Goodland, Kansas
Pioneer statue - courthouse lawn

Cities, Towns, & Villages of Sherman County

  Year  Elev  Population Name              ZIP
  ====  ====  ========== ================ =====
        3720             Caruso
        3563             Edson            67733
  1881  3683       4,948 Goodland         67735
        3908         248 Kanorado         67741
         877             Ruleton
Census Bureau Profile & Map

Special Places

Field of sunflowers between Kanorado and Goodland, Kansas 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

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


Sherman County Offices


Sherman County Convention & Visitors Bureau
(785) 899-3515 / toll free: (888) 824-4222
104 W. 11th / Goodland, KS 67735

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