|Named for||Herbert Hoxie|
|• Total||0.86 sq mi (2.23 km2)|
|• Land||0.86 sq mi (2.23 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||2,704 ft (824 m)|
|• Density||1,400/sq mi (540/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
History[change | change source]
Hoxie was planned in early 1886. The town creators convinced the residents of Kenneth, a community three miles to the north and the current county seat, to move south (including their buildings) at their expense to the new site of Hoxie. The people of Kenneth knew a railroad would go through Hoxie and not Kenneth, so the offer sounded good. The towns agreed to consolidate and carry out that plan, making Hoxie the new county seat. It was named for H. M. Hoxie, a railroad official. The railroad (which became part of the Union Pacific Railroad) came in 1888.
Geography[change | change source]
Weather[change | change source]
People[change | change source]
|U.S. Decennial Census|
2020 census[change | change source]
Media[change | change source]
The Sheridan Sentinel is the local newspaper. It was published once per week. The name changed from The Hoxie Sentinel in 2016. The Hoxie Sentinel was created in 1884. It was called the Weekly Sentinel. It was called The Hoxie Sentinel from 1886 to 2016.
Famous people[change | change source]
- Les Barnhart, Major League Baseball player
- Nick Hague, NASA astronaut
- Dirk Johnson, professional football player, NFL
- Brad Lambert, Head Coach, Charlotte 49ers (Collegiate football)
- Urbane Pickering, Major League Baseball player
- Gordon Sloan, associate justice of the Oregon Supreme Court
- Erastus Turner, U.S. Representative from Kansas
References[change | change source]
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hoxie, Kansas
- "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 17, 2023.
- "DP1: PROFILE OF GENERAL POPULATION AND HOUSING CHARACTERISTICS". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 17, 2023.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Standard Publishing Company. p. 877. ISBN 9780722249055.
- "Origin of Town Names" (PDF). Solomon Valley Highway 24 Heritage Alliance. p. 6. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 162.
- Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 299.
- Surfact Transportation Board Decision, Docket No. AB-33, March 21, 1997 Archived October 30, 2019, at the Wayback Machine, STB.gov, Retrieved 23 October 2017
- The Plainville Branch, Abandonedrails.com, Retrieved 23 October 2017
- About the Weekly Sentinel, Chronicling America, Retrieved 24 October 2017
- History of Kansas newspapers, p. 299 (1916)
Other websites[change | change source]
- USD 412, local school district
- Hoxie City Map, KDOT
- The Sheridan Sentinel