Sheridan County, Kansas

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Sheridan County
The Buffalo Hunters' Home in Sheridan. Photo taken in 1873
The Buffalo Hunters' Home in Sheridan. Photo taken in 1873
Map of Kansas highlighting Sheridan County
Location within the U.S. state of Kansas
Map of the United States highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 39°21′N 100°26′W / 39.35°N 100.43°W / 39.35; -100.43
Country United States
State Kansas
Founded1873
Named forPhillip H. Sheridan
SeatHoxie
Largest cityHoxie
Area
 • Total896 sq mi (2,320 km2)
 • Land896 sq mi (2,320 km2)
 • Water0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)  0.03%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
2,509
 • Density2.9/sq mi (1.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
WebsiteCounty Website
Windmill, Sheridan County, Kansas, 1939. Farm Security Administration photo by Russell Lee.

Sheridan County (standard abbreviation: SD) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 2,556 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Hoxie.[2] The county was named after Phillip H. Sheridan, a general of the American Civil War era.

History[change | change source]

19th century[change | change source]

In 1873, the rest of the unorganized part of the state was divided into 22 new counties. This included Sheridan County.[3] Sheridan County was then organized in 1880. The county seat was in Kenneth.[4]

20th century[change | change source]

The railroad was still used in Sheridan County until 1998. After flooding east of Plainville in the 1993 floods damaged the railroad, the railroad decided not to rebuild. The entire railroad from Plainville to Colby was abandoned by 1998.[5][6]

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 896 square miles (2,320 km2). Of that, 896 square miles (2,320 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) (0.03%) is water.[7]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18801,567
18903,733138.2%
19003,8192.3%
19105,65148.0%
19205,484−3.0%
19306,03810.1%
19405,312−12.0%
19504,607−13.3%
19604,267−7.4%
19703,859−9.6%
19803,544−8.2%
19903,043−14.1%
20002,813−7.6%
20102,556−9.1%
Est. 20162,509[8]−1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
1790-1960[10] 1900-1990[11]
1990-2000[12] 2010-2016[1]
Age pyramid

Government[change | change source]

Presidential elections[change | change source]

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results[13]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 87.1% 1,197 9.2% 127 3.6% 50
2012 86.0% 1,154 12.5% 168 1.5% 20
2008 80.5% 1,108 18.5% 254 1.0% 14
2004 81.4% 1,144 17.0% 239 1.6% 23
2000 76.0% 1,132 18.9% 281 5.1% 76
1996 74.2% 1,053 18.6% 264 7.3% 103
1992 45.2% 739 21.2% 347 33.6% 550
1988 57.9% 901 38.6% 600 3.5% 55
1984 73.9% 1,274 24.3% 419 1.9% 32
1980 71.0% 1,202 23.1% 391 5.9% 100
1976 49.2% 838 46.5% 793 4.3% 74
1972 64.4% 1,134 31.4% 552 4.3% 75
1968 58.4% 1,002 32.8% 563 8.9% 152
1964 43.8% 808 55.7% 1,028 0.6% 11
1960 51.9% 1,047 47.3% 954 0.7% 15
1956 67.4% 1,324 32.2% 633 0.4% 7
1952 73.9% 1,581 25.9% 555 0.2% 4
1948 52.7% 1,097 46.4% 966 0.9% 19
1944 66.9% 1,342 32.8% 658 0.4% 7
1940 62.1% 1,492 37.6% 903 0.4% 9
1936 40.3% 1,007 57.7% 1,442 2.1% 52
1932 32.4% 878 65.5% 1,773 2.1% 56
1928 60.5% 1,450 38.8% 930 0.7% 16
1924 59.1% 1,320 24.3% 542 16.6% 371
1920 69.5% 1,194 27.8% 477 2.7% 46
1916 37.5% 760 58.7% 1,189 3.8% 78
1912 18.2% 195 47.5% 509 34.3% 368
1908 48.9% 639 48.3% 631 2.8% 37
1904 57.9% 607 28.0% 293 14.1% 148
1900 46.3% 445 51.9% 499 1.8% 17
1896 40.5% 282 55.1% 384 4.5% 31
1892 41.1% 325 58.9% 466
1888 62.0% 623 33.5% 337 4.5% 45

Sheridan County is very Republican.

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Sheridan County (map legend)

Cities[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. Transactions of the Kansas State Historical Society, 1903-1904 (1904)
  4. Cutler, William G. History of the State of Kansas (1883)
  5. Surfact Transportation Board Decision, Docket No. AB-33, March 21, 1997, STB.gov, Retrieved 23 October 2017
  6. The Plainville Branch, Abandonedrails.com, Retrieved 23 October 2017
  7. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  9. "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
  10. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
  11. "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
  12. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
  13. http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

More reading[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]

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Coordinates: 39°21′N 100°26′W / 39.350°N 100.433°W / 39.350; -100.433