Coffey County

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Coffey County is named for A M Coffey, who was a member of the Legislative Council of the Kansas Territory.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Osage County 

E – Franklin County and Anderson County

S – Wilson County

W – Greenwood County and Lyon County


Created:  August 25, 1855                     Map of Kansas highlighting Coffey County

County Seat:

Burlington  1855 – present


County Courthouse – Burlington 


Location:  110 South 6th Street / Neosho Street

Built:  1963 – 1964

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Kiene & Bradley Architects of Topeka

Contractor:  Cornelius & Associates


Description: The building faces east and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Burlington. The east front has an overhanging center section supported by five pillars and with recessed entrance and glass panel wall. The entrance is recessed with glass panels. The roof line is flat. On the south side of the front is a modern statue of Justice. The building houses the County District Court of the 4th Judicial District. 



See:  The architect, Kiene & Bradley Architects of Topeka, designed courthouses in Greeley County, Jefferson County, Logan County, Morris County, Neosho County and Wilson County.


See:  The 4th Judicial District includes Anderson County, Franklin County and Osage County.


History:  The county was created in 1855 and Le Roy was selected as the county seat. In 1866 the county seat was moved to Burlington and the first courthouse was erected. In 1901 the second courthouse was designed by J C Holland and constructed by Betts & Company. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1963 to 1964.




County Courthouse – Burlington



















Photos taken 2009