Sherman County, Kansas Genealogy

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Sherman County, Kansas genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.

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Sherman County, Kansas
Map of Kansas highlighting Sherman County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kansas
Location of Kansas in the U.S.
Founded March 6, 1873
County Seat Goodland
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Address Sherman County Courthouse
813 Broadway
Goodland, Kansas 67735-3056
Phone: 785.899.4800

County Courthouse

Sherman County Courthouse
813 Broadway
Goodland, KS 67735-3056
Phone: 785.899.7581

County Clerk has newspapers from 1898,
school and census records.
City Clerk has birth, death records, land records from 1887.
Probate Judge has marriage and probate records from 1886.
Clerk District Court has divorce and court records from 1887. [1]


Parent County

1873--Sherman County was created 6 March 1867 from unorganized territory. County seat: Goodland [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties







Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Kansas Land and Property for additional information about early Kansas land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

Local Histories



  • Sherman County was organized after the Civil War.




Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sherman County, Kansas page 256, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).