Ft. Wallace, an army outpost built in the late 1800s for the protection of railroad builders and settlers against the "hostiles" is located south of Sherman County. It was the center of many battles. The buildings were constantly under repair or reconstruction because of the Indian attacks.
One such battle in the northeast corner of Sherman County, is the first recorded event in the history of the county.
It is known as the Kidder Massacre.
The early settlers in Sherman County in 1885-1886 started towns in or near the center of the county. Each of these small towns vied for the title of county seat, and now and then a 'war' developed.
The coming of the Rock Island Railroad across the center of the county had much to do with the end of the 'county seat war'.
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