Sheridan County

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Sheridan

Sheridan County is named for Lieutenant General Philip H Sheridan of the United States army.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Decatur County

E  – Graham County

S – Gove County

W – Thomas County

 

Created:  February 26, 1867                  Map of Kansas highlighting Sheridan County

County Seat:

Keith   1880 – 1886

Hoxie  1886 – present

 

County Courthouse – Hoxie

 

Location:  925 9th Street / Royal Avenue

Built:  1917 – 1918

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Thomas W Williamson & Company of Topeka

Contractor:  George Cope and Sons

 

Description: The building faces south and is is a three story buff colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Hoxie. The building has a stone base on the first story. The main entrance is on the east side with two large columns rising from the second to third story. The roof line is flat. In the interior, the courtroom is located on the north side of third story. The building houses the County District Court of the 15th Judicial District. 

 

See:  The architect, Thomas W Williamson & Company of Topeka, also designed courthouses in Cheyenne County, Jackson County and Smith County.

 

See:  The 15th Judicial District includes Cheyenne CountyLogan CountyRawlins CountySherman CountyThomas County and Wallace County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1867 and Keith was selected as the county seat when the county was organized in 1880. The county seat was moved to Hoxie in 1886. The first courthouse was a two story frame structure erected in Hoxie in 1886. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1917 to 1918.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Hoxie

 

 

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Cottonwood Ranch State Historic Site – Studley

 

 

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Photos taken 2007