Chautauqua County

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Chautauqua County is named for Chautauqua County in the State of New York.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Elk County

E – Montgomery County

S – Washington County, Oklahoma and Osage County, Oklahoma

W – Cowley County


Created:  March 30, 1875                       Map of Kansas highlighting Chautauqua County

County Seat:

Sedan  1875 – present


County Courthouse – Sedan 


Location:  215 North Chautauqua Street / Elm Street

Built:  1917 – 1918

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  George P Washburn & Sons of Ottawa

Contractor:  L F Nebelong


Description: The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick, limestone and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Sedan. The east front has a large portico supported by four high columns rising to a wide header at the roof line. The base of the building is course white colored stone. A horizontal belt of stone runs above the second story windows. The roof line is flat.


Note: The architect, George P Washburn & Sons, designed courthouses in Anderson County, Atchison County, Butler County, Doniphan County, Franklin County, Harper County, Kingman County, Miami County, Pratt County and Woodson County, and Beaver County in Oklahoma.


History:  The first courthouse was erected by H B Kelly in Sedan 1875 to 1877. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1917 to 1918.




County Courthouse – Sedan
















Photos taken 2010