Anderson County is named for Joseph C Anderson, who was a member of the first Kansas Territorial Legislature and speaker of the House of Representatives.
Created: August 25, 1855
Shannon 1856 – 1859
Garnett 1859 – present
County Courthouse – Garnett
Location: 100 East 4th Street / South Oak Street
Built: 1901 – 1902
Style: Romanesque Revival
Architect: George P Washburn
Contractor: F H Latimer & Charles W Benning
Description: The building faces north and is a three story dark red brick and limestone Romanesque Revival style structure. The north front has a large arch at the entrance with recessed doorway. Above the entrance is a peaked roof with the statue of Justice. On each corner of the building are round brick towers with conical roofs. On the center of the roof is a high square brick bell tower with peaked roof. The base of the building is white limestone. The roof is hipped with red colored clay tile. In 1947, a slate roof replaced the original roof. The building is located on landscaped grounds and along the east side is the modern courthouse annex.
Note: The cost of construction of the courthouse was $75,000.
Note: The architect, George P Washburn & Sons, designed courthouses in Atchison County, Butler County, Chautauqua County, Doniphan County, Franklin County, Harper County, Kingman County, Miami County, Pratt County and Woodson County, and Beaver County in Oklahoma.
See: National Register of Historic Places – Anderson County Courthouse
N – Franklin County
E – Linn County
S – Allen County
W – Coffey County
Photos taken 2010