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Sherman County, Kansas

Date Established: March 20, 1873
Date Organized:
Location: Kansas map showing location of Sherman County
County Seat: Goodland
Origin of Name: Named for General William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891), most famous for his scorched-earth tactics during the Civil War, during the march from Atlanta to the sea. As general commander of the U.S. Army after 1869, he asserted that the aim of Indian policy should be to place the tribes on reservations and make them stay there, and he directed the campaigns through the 1870s that put this policy into practice.
Cities & Townships
PlacePopulation (2010 census)
Goodland (city)  4,489 
Grant Township  80 
Iowa Township  31 
Itasca Township  294 
Lincoln Township  92 
Llanos Township  51 
Logan Township  222 
McPherson Township  41 
Shermanville Township  27 
Smoky Township  77 
Stateline Township  253 
Union Township  47 
Voltaire Township  222 
Washington Township  84 
Total population: 6,010 

Township map of Sherman County, 2000
Population:
1880 (13)
1890 (5,261)
1900 (3,341)
1910 (4,549)
1920 (5,592)
1930 (7,400)
1940 (6,421)
1950 (7,373)
1960 (6,682)
1970 (7,792)
1980 (7,759)
1990 (6,926)
2000 (6,760)
2010 (6,010)
Other Resources: Post offices in Sherman County
Cemeteries in Sherman County, As of 1906
Newspapers Available on Microfilm
Townships and Independent Cities in Sherman County
Bibliography
Kansas Memory
Links to Other Sites: Sherman County page [Blue Skyways]
Sherman County GenWeb
Early Kansas Maps [KanColl]
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