Smoky Township, Sherman County, Kansas

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Cities and townships in Sherman County

Smoky Township is one of the thirteen townships of Sherman County, Kansas, United States. The population was 87 at the 2000 census.[1]


Located in the southern part of the county, it borders the following townships:[2]

It lies south of the county seat of Goodland. There are no communities in the township.[3]

The north fork of the Smoky Hill River flows through Smoky Township. The Sherman Wildlife Area, with areas devoted to hunting and camping, is centered on a lake in the western part of the township, where the river is dammed.[3]


K-27, a north-south highway, is the only significant road in Smoky Township.[3]


Smoky Township is currently inactive;[4] by Kansas law, when a township becomes inactive, its powers and duties revert to the county government.[5]


  1. ^ "Subcounty population estimates: Kansas 2000-2007" (CSV). United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2009-03-18. Retrieved 2009-03-23. 
  2. ^ Detailed Kansas map, United States Census Bureau, 2000. Accessed 2009-03-23.
  3. ^ a b c DeLorme. Kansas Atlas & Gazetteer. 4th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2009, p. 28. ISBN 0-89933-342-7.
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Smoky Township, Sherman County, Kansas
  5. ^ §80-120, Kansas Statutes. Accessed 2009-03-23.

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Coordinates: 39°10′36″N 101°44′35″W / 39.17667°N 101.74306°W / 39.17667; -101.74306