Crawford County is named for Samuel J Crawford, who was a governor of Kansas from 1865 to 1868.
Created: February 13, 1867
Girard 1867 – present
County Courthouse – Girard
Location: 111 East Forest Avenue / North Summit Street
Built: 1921 – 1922
Style: Classical Revival
Architect: Tonini & Bramblet
Contractor: J J Rooney
Description: The building faces north and is a three story gray limestone structure. The north and south sides have a projecting porch with horizontal stone on the first story and four columns rising from the second story to the top of the third story supporting a wide header. The first story has horizontal stone with a projecting ridge above and small pediment above the doorways. A projecting cornice runs below the roof line. The building was renovated in 1992.
Note: The previous courthouse was designed by A Schmid in 1890.
See: The architect, Tonini and Bramblet ( and associates ), designed courthouses in Oklahoma in Alfalfa County, Cotton County, Major County, Okmulgee County, Payne County, Tillman County and Wooward County.
County Courthouse – Pittsburg
Location: 602 North Locust Street / East 7th Street
Built: 2000 – 2002
Architect: Stuart Owsley
Contractor: Home Center Construction, Inc.
Description: The building faces west and is a one story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The main entrance at the northwest corner has pillars supporting a flat roof with recessed dark glass walls. Above rises a rectangular clock tower with red colored brick and concrete facing. A high stone faced wall extends northeast. Along the west side is a red brick section. The roof is slightly rounded.
N – Bourbon County
E – Barton County, Missouri
S – Cherokee County
W – Neosho County
Photos taken 2009 and 2010