Scales of Justice

All rise: Sherman County District Court

The Art Deco District Court Room   The Sherman County District Court’s courtroom on the Sherman County Courthouse second floor is full of Art Deco detail. Courtroom is through the double doors opposite the staircase and elevator. District Judge Scott Showalter calls it “the most beautiful courtroom in Western Kansas.” Furniture and decoration are mostly…

National Geodetic Survey benchmark

Highest county seat in Kansas

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…