Hoxie, Kansas

Coordinates: 39°21′21″N 100°26′23″W / 39.35583°N 100.43972°W / 39.35583; -100.43972
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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′21″N 100°26′23″W / 39.35583°N 100.43972°W / 39.35583; -100.43972[1]
CountryUnited States
Named forHerbert Hoxie
 • Total0.86 sq mi (2.23 km2)
 • Land0.86 sq mi (2.23 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation2,704 ft (824 m)
 • Total1,211
 • Density1,400/sq mi (540/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code785
FIPS code20-33350
GNIS ID2394432[1]
WebsiteCity website

Hoxie is a city in Sheridan County, Kansas, United States.[4] It is also the county seat of Sheridan County. In 2020, 1,211 people lived there.[3]

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.[5] It was named for H. M. Hoxie, a railroad official.[6][7] The railroad (which became part of the Union Pacific Railroad) came in 1888.[8]

The 99-mile Plainville-Colby line of the Union Pacific railroad was abandoned in 1998. It went through Hoxie.[9][10]

Geography[change | change source]

Hoxie is at 39°21′21″N 100°26′23″W / 39.35583°N 100.43972°W / 39.35583; -100.43972 (39.355828, -100.439844). The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 0.86 square miles (2.23 km2). All of it is land.[2]

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.
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census[change | change source]

The 2020 census says that there were 1,211 people living in Hoxie. There were 504 households.[3]

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.[11][12]

Famous people[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hoxie, Kansas
  2. 2.0 2.1 "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 17, 2023.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "DP1: PROFILE OF GENERAL POPULATION AND HOUSING CHARACTERISTICS". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 17, 2023.
  4. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  5. 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.
  6. "Origin of Town Names" (PDF). Solomon Valley Highway 24 Heritage Alliance. p. 6. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  7. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 162.
  8. Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 299.
  9. 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
  10. The Plainville Branch, Abandonedrails.com, Retrieved 23 October 2017
  11. About the Weekly Sentinel, Chronicling America, Retrieved 24 October 2017
  12. History of Kansas newspapers, p. 299 (1916)

Other websites[change | change source]

  • The Sheridan Sentinel