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Sheridan County, in the northwestern part of the state, is located in the second tier from the north line of the state and is the third county east of Colorado. It is bounded on the north by Decatur; on the east by Graham; on the south by Gove, and on the west by Thomas. It was created in 1873 and named in honor of Gen. Philip H. Sheridan.

The boundaries were described as follows: "Commencing where the east line of range 26 intersects the 1st standard parallel; thence south with said range line to the 2d standard parallel; thence west with said standard parallel to the east line of range 31 west; thence north with said range line to the 1st standard parallel; thence east to the place of beginning." The boundaries were redefined in 1879, when the southern line was pushed 6 miles to the north, cutting off a tier of counties, but the original boundaries were restored in 1881.

County Seat: Hoxie, Kansas

Date organized:1880

County History:

  1. Blackmar's Kansas Cyclopedia, Sheridan County 
  2. Culter's History of the State of Kansas, Sheridan County 
  3. Sheridan County on Wikipedia 

Historic Landmarks, State, National:

  1. National and State Register of Historic Places 
  2. Sheridan State Fishing Lake 
  3. Cottonwood Ranch at Studley, Kansas

County Historical Society:

Sheridan County Historical Society & Mickey's Museum 1224 Oak Ave Hoxie, KS 67740 (785) 675-3501 


Websites about the county:

  1. Sheridan County government 
  2. City of Hoxie, Kansas 
  3. City of Seldon, Kansas
  4. Hoxie Sentinel Newspaper