Cheyenne County

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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

County Seat:

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 cost of construction of the courthouse was $163,921.

 

See:  The architect, Thomas W Williamson & Company of Topeka, also designed courthouses in Jackson County, Sheridan County and Smith County.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Cheyenne County Courthouse

 

Courthouses: 

N – Dundy County, Nebraska 

E – Rawlins County

S – Sherman County

W – Yuma County, Colorado

 

 

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Photos taken 2007