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Sherman County, Kansas Facts

Sherman County

When was Sherman County, KS Created?
Sherman County was established on March 20, 1873 (Organized on 1886) from Unorganized Territory. The county was named in honor of General William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891),prominent Union Civil War general, 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.

What is the County Seat of Sherman County, KS?
The County Seat is located in ? and the county government website is http://www.sherman.kansasgov.com/

What counties are adjacent to Sherman County, KS?
Bordering Counties are Cheyenne County, Rawlins County, Thomas County, Logan County, Wallace County, Kit Carson County, Colorado.

What cities and towns are in Sherman County, KS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Goodland and Kanorado.


Sherman County, KS Vital Records

Where can find Sherman County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Sherman 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 Sherman 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.


Sherman County, KS Census Records

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

Sherman 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


Sherman County, KS Courthouse and Government Records


Sherman County Courthouse

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

  • Sherman County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted) is located at 813 Broadway, Goodland, KS 67735-3056; Phone: (785) 899-4800.
  • Sherman County Clerks Office has Birth Records from 1888-1911, Marriage Records from 1886 and Death Records from 1888-1911 (Records at office of Goodland city clerk.). 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.
  • Sherman County Register of Deeds Office has Land Records from 1888. 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.
  • Sherman County Clerk of District Court has Probate Records from 1886 and Court Records from 1887. 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

Sherman County, KS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Sherman County, KS?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Sherman 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.

Sherman Co. KS Books, Newspapers & Publications

Sherman Co. KS Cemeteries & Church Records

Sherman Co. KS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Sherman Co. KS General and History Websites

Sherman Co. KS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Sherman Co. KS Military Records

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