Cherokee County

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Cherokee County is named for the Cherokee Native American tribe who resided in the region.


Created:  August 25, 1855

County Seat:

Columbus  1855 – present


County Courthouse – Columbus 


Location:  110 West Maple Street / South Kansas Avenue

Built:  1955 – 1956

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Glover and Newcomb

Contractor:  Baumann Construction Company


Description: The building facesBuilt in 1955, the modern building is a three story yellow and orange colored brick and stone structure. The building faces north and was completed in 1956. The north front has a projecting central section with stone facing on the first and second stories which frames the entrances and windows. There is a clock at the top of the second story. The east and west wings are lower.


Note:  Near the courthouse is the old clock from the 1888 courthouse constructed by Schrage & Nicols.



N – Crawford County

E – Jasper County, Missouri

S – Ottawa County, Oklahoma and Craig County, Oklahoma

W – Labette County

















Photos taken 2009