Time in Kansas is divided into two time zones. The Central Time Zone contains 101 of the state's 105 counties. Four counties fall into the Mountain Time Zone instead. These four counties are Sherman, Wallace, Greeley, and Hamilton, all of which border Colorado. (Until 1990, the western half of Kearny County, including the county seat of Lakin, was also on Mountain Time.)
Cheyenne County borders Colorado and Nebraska, but is in the Central Time Zone, creating an unusual situation where one can cross into the Mountain Time Zone from three ends of the county. The exception is Rawlins County, which borders Cheyenne County to the east.
The 2 zones for Kansas as given by zone.tab of the IANA time zone database. Columns marked * are from the zone.tab.
|c.c.*||coordinates*||TZ*||comments*||UTC offset||UTC offset DST||Note|
|US||+415100−0873900||America/Chicago||Central (most areas)||−06:00||−05:00|
|US||+394421−1045903||America/Denver||Mountain (most areas)||−07:00||−06:00|
Wallace County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. Its county seat is Sharon Springs. As of the 2020 census, the county population was 1,512, making it the second-least populous county in Kansas. The county was created in 1868 and named in honor of Brigadier general W.H.L. Wallace who was a veteran of the Mexican–American War and a casualty of the Battle of Shiloh. Wallace County is home to Mount Sunflower, the highest point in Kansas at 4,039 feet. Mount Sunflower is located approximately 15 miles (24 km) north-northwest of Weskan, less than one mile (1.6 km) from the Colorado state line. It is one of four Kansas counties to observe Mountain Standard Time rather than Central Standard Time like the remainder of Kansas.
Sherman County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2020 census, the county population was 5,927. Its county seat is Goodland. Sherman County was created by the Legislature of 1873, and named after General William Tecumseh Sherman.
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