Cloud County

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Cloud County is named for William F Cloud, who was a colonel of the Second Kansas Cavalry during the American Civil War.


Created:  March 27, 1867

County Seat:

Concordia  1867 – present


County Courthouse – Concordia 


Location:  811 Washington Street / West 8th Street

Built:  1958 – 1959

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Williamson-Loebsack & Associates of Topeka

Contractor:  Rhode Construction Company


Description: The building faces west and is a three story gray limestone, glass and concrete structure. The north section of the building is a two story glass structure with entrance foyer on the west side. On the south side is the higher rectangular section with vertical windows and flat roof line. The building is located on spacious grounds. On the east side of the courthouse is the old County Jail.


Note:  The old courthouse which was constructed iin 1889 and was demolished to make room for the present courthouse. The architect was W R Parson & Sons and the contractor was John S Huntley.


See:  The architect, Williamson-Loebsack & Associates of Topeka, designed courthouses in Greenwood County, Ottawa County and Sumner County.



N – Republic County

E – Washington County and Clay County

S – Ottawa County

W – Mitchell County and Jewell County

















Photos taken 2009