The highest county seat
National Geodetic Survey benchmarks are scattered throughout Goodland and Sherman County. Goodland’s highest elevation stands 3,695 feet. That altitude makes Goodland the highest county seat in Kansas. The highest marker was installed between the railroad and 19th Street, aligned with the alley between Sherman and Center Streets.
Many explorers search for benchmarks. To get started, find the two pictured below. The one above is at the intersection of 13th and Center Streets in front of and below the Chambers Park sign. See “Picnic in the Park“, Chambers Park’s entry in the Arts in the Parks program. Tour Ennis-Handy House across the street and enjoy the brick streets.