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Hill City, Kansas U.S.A. - Don E. Scott, Sheriff
Graham County History
Prior to April 1, 1880 what is now Graham County Kansas was Graham Township of Rooks County Kansas. On April 1, 1880 The Honorable Governor St. Peter signed a proclamation founding Graham County Kansas.
On June 1, 1880 the first election was held for Graham County Sheriff and that term was only temporary until the general election in Novemeber of 1880.
Date Elected
      Name
Address
1880 (June)
1880 (Nov)
A.E. Moses
A.E. Moses
Millbrook
Millbrook
1881 Z.P. Turner Lamasco
1883
1885
Willis Ellsworth
Willis Ellsworth
Gettysburg
Gettysburg
1887
1889
D.C. Stotts
D.C. Stotts
Fremont
Fremont
1891
1893
Jerome Shoup
Jerome Shoup
Hill City
Hill City
1895
1897
D.C. Greenwood
D.C. Greenwood
Hill City
Hill City
1899
1902
D.M. Smith
D.M. Smith
Hill City
Hill City
1904
1906
John R. Ashroft
John R. Ashroft
Hill City
Hill City
1908 W.H. Knouf Hill City
1910 A.R. Mort Hill City
1912
1914
W.T. Jones
W.T. Jones
Hill City
Hill City
1916
1918
F.T. Ray
F.T. Ray
Pioneer
Pioneer
1920 Carl Peterson Hill City
1922 R.H. Odle Hill City
1924
1924
W.T. Jones
W.T. Jones
Hill City
Hill City
1928 Joyce Blackman Hill City
1930
1932
W.T. Jones
W.T. Jones
Hill City
Hill City
1934
1936
Charles C. Maupin
Charles C. Maupin
Hill City
Hill City
1938
1940
Ivan S. Miles
Ivan S. Miles
Hill City
Hill City
1942
1944
Lee Holmes
Lee Holmes
Hill City
Hill City
1946
1948
Wayne Criswell
Wayne Criswell
Hill City
Hill City
1950
1952
George A. Campbell
George A. Campbell
Hill City
Hill City
1954
1956
Ivan B. Parker
Ivan B. Parker
Hill City
Hill City
1958
1960
Mark Bell
Mark Bell
Hill City
Hill City
1962
1964
George C. Fountain
George C. Fountain
Hill City
Hill City
02-01-1965  I.B. Parker  appointed to finish George C. Fountain's 2nd term! Hill City
1966
1968
1970
Mark Bell
Mark Bell
Mark Bell
Hill City
Hill City
Hill City
1972 
1974
1976
1980
1984
1988
1992
1996
2000
2004
Don E. Scott 
Don E. Scott
Don E. Scott
Don E. Scott
Don E. Scott
Don E. Scott
Don E. Scott
Don E. Scott
Don E. Scott
Don E. Scott
Hill City
Hill City
Hill City
Hill City
Hill City
Hill City
Hill City
Hill City
Hill City
Hill City


Below are a couple of pages scanned from the earliest jail calendar book available for Graham County Kansas! Although all this information is open records information, most of the names have been purposedly left off.
Graham County Jail Book #1 
This jail book shows some jail escapes.......
This jail book shows how a wide variety of crimes occured then as well as now!! From murder on the top line to stealing chickens on the bottom line.


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