Founded: 1886, Elevation: 3471 feet, Sharon Springs is the county seat of Wallace County
. The population (2000) 835, was estimated for July 1, 1998 was 850, a decrease of 22 since 1990.
The city of Sharon Springs is located in the center of Wallace County at the intersection of US Hwy 40, which runs east and west across the county, and Kansas Highway 27, which runs north and south. The Smoky Hill River is two and one half miles north and Eagle Tail Creek runs through Sharon Springs before joining the Smoky Hill River three miles east of town.
The townsite was chosen by the railroad due to the constant source of water from the local springs, critical to the steam trains of the day.