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Sheridan County, Kansas Facts

Sheridan County

When was Sheridan County, KS Created?
Sheridan County was established on March 20, 1873 (Organized on 1880) from Unorganized Territory. The county was named in honor of Gen. Philip Henry Sheridan (1831-1888), active in the post-Civil War Indian campaigns on the plains. .

What is the County Seat of Sheridan County, KS?
The County Seat is located in Hoxie and the county government website is unknown

What counties are adjacent to Sheridan County, KS?
Bordering Counties are Decatur County, Norton County, Graham County, Gove County, Thomas County.

What cities and towns are in Sheridan County, KS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Hoxie and Selden.


Sheridan County, KS Vital Records

Where can find Sheridan County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Sheridan County vital records can be found at the Kansas Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records from July 1, 1911; marriage records from May 1913 and divorce records from July 1951. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Kansas for current fees and application process. Birth, marriage, and death records are connected with central life events.

You can search online for Sheridan County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Kansas Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.


Sheridan County, KS Census Records

What Sheridan County, KS census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Sheridan County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Sheridan Co. Mortality Schedules is available for 1880. Sheridan Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1880. Sheridan Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890.

Another census resource is the Kansas State Census Collection from 1855-1925. You'll find free down-loadable not to mention printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Kansas Census Records Research Guide


Sheridan County, KS Courthouse and Government Records


Sheridan County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Sheridan County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Sheridan County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Kansas Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Sheridan County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted) is located at 925 9th St, Hoxie, KS 67740; Phone Number: (785) 675-3451
  • Sheridan County Clerks Office has Birth Records from 1886-1911, Marriage Records from 1878 and Death Records from 1887-1910. The Register of Deeds shall have custody of and safely keep and preserve all the books, records, deeds, maps, papers and microphotographs deposited or kept in the office of the Register of Deeds. The Register of Deeds shall also record or cause to be recorded all deeds, mortgages, maps, instruments and writings authorized by law to be recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds and shall perform all other duties as are required by law.
  • Sheridan County Register of Deeds Office has Land Records from 18?. The Register of Deeds shall have custody of and safely keep and preserve all the books, records, deeds, maps, papers and microphotographs deposited or kept in the office of the Register of Deeds. The Register of Deeds shall also record or cause to be recorded all deeds, mortgages, maps, instruments and writings authorized by law to be recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds and shall perform all other duties as are required by law.
  • Sheridan County Clerk of District Court has Probate Records from 18? and Court Records from 1873. The Clerk of Court is part of the Judicial Branch of local government and as such is required to maintain a record of all documents filed with the courts, keep a record of all court proceedings, and collect various fines and forfeitures ordered by the court and specified by statute.
  • BLM Land Records

Sheridan County, KS Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Sheridan County, KS?
A list of Sheridan County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Kansas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Sheridan County, KS Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Sheridan County, KS?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Sheridan County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some call for a fee. This is simply a directory which has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.

Sheridan Co. KS Books, Newspapers & Publications

Sheridan Co. KS Cemeteries & Church Records

Sheridan Co. KS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Sheridan Co. KS General and History Websites

Sheridan Co. KS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Sheridan Co. KS Military Records

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