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Sherman County, one of the western tier, the second south from Nebraska, is bounded on the north by Cheyenne county; on the east by Thomas; on the south by Wallace and Logan, and on the west by the State of Colorado. It was created in 1873 and named for Gen. William T. Sherman. The boundaries were defined as follows: "Commencing where the east line of range 37 west intersects the 1st standard parallel; thence south with said line to the 2nd standard parallel; thence west with said parallel to the west line of the State of Kansas; thence north on said line to the 1st standard parallel; thence east on said parallel to the place of beginning."


County Seat: Goodland, Kansas

Date organized:1886

County History:

  1. Blackmar's Kansas Cyclopedia, Sherman County 
  2. Sherman County on Wikipedia 
  3. Kidder Massacre 

Historic Landmarks, State, National:

  1. National and State Register of Historic Places 
  2. 1907 Queen Anne Victorian House 
  3. The Big Easel 
  4. Kuhrt Ranch near Edson, Kansas 

County Historical Society:

  1. Sherman County Historical Society 
  2. High Plains Museum  | Facebook 
  3. Carnegie Arts Center in Goodland, Kansas 

Websites about the county:

  1. Sherman County Government
  2. City of Goodland, Kansas | Facebook 
  3. City of Kanorado, Kansas