Cheyenne County is named for the Cheyenne Indian tribe, buffalo-hunters who roamed the plains of western Kansas and Nebraska south to the Arkansas River.
Created: March 20, 1873
Bird City 1886 – 1889
St. Francis 1889 – present
County Courthouse – St. Francis
Location: 212 East Washington Street / North Benton Street
Built: 1924 – 1925
Style: Classical Revival
Architect: Thomas W Williamson & Company of Topeka
Contractor: Thomas D Howard
Description: The building faces south and is a four story buff colored brick, limestone and concrete structure. The building has nine bays on the north and south facades and five bays on the east and west facades. The south front has stone steps rising to the entrance which has six large Tuscan columns rising to a header with brick parapet balustrade above. The roof line is flat.
Note: The first courthouse was designed by Kincaid & Eaton and built n St. Francis in 1887. The cost of construction of the present and second courthouse was $163,921.
See: National Register of Historic Places – Cheyenne County Courthouse
N – Dundy County, Nebraska
E – Rawlins County
S – Sherman County
W – Yuma County, Colorado
Photos taken 2007