Voltaire Township, Sherman County, Kansas

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Voltaire Township is one of the thirteen townships of Sherman County, Kansas, United States. The population was 252 at the 2000 census.[1]


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

The largest township in Sherman County, it lies north of the county seat of Goodland. While part of Goodland lies within the township's original boundaries,[3] the city is not part of the township.[2] There are no communities in the township proper.[3]

Some intermittent headwaters of Beaver Creek, a tributary of the Republican River, flow through Voltaire Township.[3]


K-27, a north-south highway, is the only significant road in Voltaire Township. Goodland Municipal Airport, a general aviation field, lies in the southern part of the township, near Goodland.[3]


As an active township,[4] Voltaire Township is governed by a three-member board, composed of the township trustee, the township treasurer, and the township clerk. The trustee acts as the township executive.[5]


  1. ^ "Subcounty population estimates: Kansas 2000-2007" (CSV). United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2009-03-18. Retrieved 2009-03-23. 
  2. ^ a b Detailed Kansas map, United States Census Bureau, 2000. Accessed 2009-03-23.
  3. ^ a b c d DeLorme. Kansas Atlas & Gazetteer. 4th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2009, p. 15, 28. ISBN 0-89933-342-7.
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Voltaire Township, Sherman County, Kansas
  5. ^ §80-301 and §80-505, Kansas Statutes. Accessed 2009-03-23.

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Coordinates: 39°28′30″N 101°40′32″W / 39.47500°N 101.67556°W / 39.47500; -101.67556