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Welcome to Sheldon ...

The city of Sheldon is located in Vernon County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sheldon has a population of 520 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Sheldon.

Sheldon is 910 feet [277 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Sheldon lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Sheldon lies within the (417) area code.

The ZIP code for Sheldon: 64784<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sheldon had an population of 520 people. This is a decrease of 4.24% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.7% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sheldon had a population of 543 people. This makes Sheldon the county's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 543 people, the population of Sheldon increased 2.65% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 529 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Sheldon.

Adding Sheldon to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Sheldon in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Sheldon elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Sheldon on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Sheldon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 27 communities that are also named Sheldon - they are located in Arizona, California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota, Montana, New York, North Dakota, Ohio (4), Ontario (4), Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, Texas, Vermont and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Sheldon.

Communities near Sheldon ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Sheldon.

  • Nevada [Vernon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nevada
    • Nevada [Vernon County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Sheldon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,261 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nevada
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nevada<6>
  • Lamar [Barton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lamar
    • Lamar [Barton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Sheldon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,294 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamar
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lamar<6>
  • Liberal [Barton County]
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    • Liberal [Barton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Sheldon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 721 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberal have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberal
  • Mulberry [Crawford County]
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    • Mulberry [Crawford County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Sheldon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 521 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mulberry have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Mulberry:
    • Mulberry Grove
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mulberry
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mulberry<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Arcadia [Crawford County]
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      • Arcadia [Crawford County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Sheldon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 309 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcadia have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Arcadia:
      • Coxe's Creek
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    • Walker [Vernon County]
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      • Walker [Vernon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Sheldon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 256 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walker have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walker
    • Bronaugh [Vernon County]
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      • Bronaugh [Vernon County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Sheldon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 235 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bronaugh have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bronaugh
    • Jerico Springs [Cedar County]
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      • Jerico Springs [Cedar County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Sheldon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 231 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jerico Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jerico Springs
    • Lamar Heights [Barton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lamar Heights
      • Lamar Heights [Barton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Sheldon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 175 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lamar Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamar Heights
    • Moundville [Vernon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moundville
      • Moundville [Vernon County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Sheldon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 120 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moundville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moundville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moundville<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sheldon. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sheldon.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sheldon. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Sheldon.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sheldon. See our Newspapers Page for Sheldon.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sheldon ...

Looking for more information about Sheldon? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Sheldon, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sheldon.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sheldon. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Vernon County: www.vernoncountymo.org/

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Vernon, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sheldon.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sheldon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Sheldon). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sheldon or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sheldon) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sheldon. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sheldon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sheldon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6580, Longitude: -94.2966    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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