Hoxie, Kansas

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Hoxie, Kansas
Location within Sheridan County and Kansas
Location within Sheridan County and Kansas
KDOT map of Sheridan County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°21′16″N 100°26′24″W / 39.35444°N 100.44000°W / 39.35444; -100.44000Coordinates: 39°21′16″N 100°26′24″W / 39.35444°N 100.44000°W / 39.35444; -100.44000
CountryUnited States
 • Total0.84 sq mi (2.18 km2)
 • Land0.84 sq mi (2.18 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
2,713 ft (827 m)
 • Total1,201
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,400/sq mi (550/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code785
FIPS code20-33350 [4]
GNIS ID0471273 [5]

Hoxie is a city in Sheridan County, Kansas, United States.[6] It is also the county seat of Sheridan County. In 2010, 1,201 people lived there.[7]

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.[8] It was named for H. M. Hoxie, a railroad official.[9][10] The railroad (which became part of the Union Pacific Railroad) came in 1888.[11]

The 99-mile Plainville-Colby line of the Union Pacific railroad was abandoned in 1998. It went through Hoxie.[12][13]

Geography[change | change source]

Hoxie is at 39°21′16″N 100°26′24″W / 39.35444°N 100.44000°W / 39.35444; -100.44000 (39.354329, -100.439952).[14] The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 0.84 square miles (2.18 km2). All of it is land.[1]

Weather[change | change source]

Hoxie has hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. The Köppen Climate Classification system says that Hoxie has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
2016 (est.)1,174[3]−2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 1,201 people, 546 households, and 341 families living in Hoxie.[2]

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.[15][16]

Famous people[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  7. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2011.
  8. 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.
  9. "Origin of Town Names" (PDF). Solomon Valley Highway 24 Heritage Alliance. p. 6. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  10. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 162.
  11. Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 299.
  12. 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
  13. The Plainville Branch, Abandonedrails.com, Retrieved 23 October 2017
  14. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  15. About the Weekly Sentinel, Chronicling America, Retrieved 24 October 2017
  16. History of Kansas newspapers, p. 299 (1916)

Other websites[change | change source]

  • The Sheridan Sentinel