SHARON SPRINGS, Kan. (KSNW) — Hello, Sharon Springs! The KSN Summer Road Trip arrived around 3 p.m. CDT/2 p.m. MDT. The KSN News team was outside the Wallace County Courthouse, 313 N. Main, for about 45 minutes. We loved saying hello to as many Wallace County viewers as possible! Thank you for stopping to visit with us!
Sharon Springs is the county seat of Wallace County. The town is about 30 miles south of Goodland and U.S. Interstate 70. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, it has a population of 751 and a median household income of $48,529.
The area was home to Native Americans and was the site of many battles in the 1800s. Fort Wallace served as protection for pioneers from 1865 until 1882. The Fort Wallace Memorial Association has stories of what life was like at the time, including the story of the German family massacre. Unfortunately, there are no buildings left of the fort.
The railroad arrived in 1868, improving the area’s population and economy. Farming is the center of the town’s current finances.
Things to do around Sharon Springs:
- Wallace County Swimming Pool
- Sharon Springs Golf Course
- Fox Still Art environment
- Sharon Springs North Park
- Sharon Springs City Park
- Fort Wallace Museum
- Wallace County Fair, July 28-30, 2022
Community & Government: