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Homesteading in Sheridan County


Hoxie was founded by a town company in the early part of 1886. It was named for a Missouri Pacific Railroad official. The Missouri Pacific Railroad was to build tracks through Hoxie, but Mr. Hoxie's untimely death may have contributed to the failure of that track being built.

In March 1886, the citizens of Kenneth, located three miles north of Hoxie, received a proposal from the Hoxie Town Company to consolidate with them. The proposal also included the offer of moving the buildings from Kenneth to Hoxie. Kenneth also had to deal with a water problem in their area, so they gladly accepted the offer.

The ethnicity of its settlers is unknown.


Hinger, Charlotte, ed. Sheridan County Kansas: A History of Faith and Labor. Hoxie, KS: Sheridan County Historical Society, 1985.

Toothaker, Mrs. Pearl. History of Sheridan County. 1961.


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