Cherokee County is named for the Cherokee Native American tribe who resided in the region.
Created: August 25, 1855
Columbus 1855 – present
County Courthouse – Columbus
Location: 110 West Maple Street / South Kansas Avenue
Built: 1955 – 1956
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
W – Labette County
Photos taken 2009