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Hodgeman County, Kansas

Hodgeman county was organized on March 29, 1879, by T. W. Pehman; James Gilland; J. W. Harlen; S. J. Eakin; L. E. Carter; J. R. Wilson; S. A. Sheldon; Samuel Townsend; T. R. David; and Clawson Parker. Named for Amos Hodgeman, Captain of Company H, 7th Kansas Cavalry, the legislature originally did not include the "e" in the name, but later it was added. The county contains the cities of Jetmore and Hanston.

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Entry: Hodgeman County, Kansas

Author: Kansas Historical Society

Author information: The Kansas Historical Society is a state agency charged with actively safeguarding and sharing the state's history.

Date Created: February 2010

Date Modified: October 2015

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