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Angelus | Hoxie | Kenneth | Seguin | Selden | Sheridan | Studley | Tasco

Homesteading in Sheridan County


The Hon. E. J. Turner started the town of Kenneth after selecting the town site in the spring of 1879. But because of problems with getting water, the citizens accepted the offer of the Hoxie Town Company to move to their town, located two and one half miles away. By 1886, the town, which had been the county seat, was abandoned. It was vacated by the Kansas Legislature in 1901.

The ethnicity of its settlers is unknown.


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

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


Hours and Contacts

Monday,April 21 Forsyth will close at 10 pm because of no electricity

Spring Hours:
Sun:             1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon-Thurs: 7:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday:         7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat:            10:00 am - 5:00 pm

For current month(s) and detailed information, please select desired month under announcements (below).

Phone: 785.628.4434
Fax: 785.628.4096
Contacts Directory
Mailing Address:
   Forsyth Library
   600 Park Street
   Hays, KS 67601
Physical Address:

   502 South Campus Drive
   Hays, KS 67601-4099