Goodland, Sherman Co., Kansas

Goodland, Sherman Co., Kansas

Goodland was founded in 1886 to settle a dispute about what town should be the county seat of Sherman County. It was built along the Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railroad. The town was named after Goodland, Indiana.

Over the decades, Volga German families from other locations in Kansas and Colorado have settled in Goodland.

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families are known to have settled in and around Goodland:

Bieker from Katharinenstadt
Bohl from Huck
Dinkel from Herzog
Herl from Wittmann
Stegman from Pfeifer


- Brent Mai


Goodland Cemetery (

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

Latitude: 48.104722
Longitude: 8.202778
Latitude: 49.966660
Longitude: 9.150000