Crawford County

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Crawford County is named for Samuel J Crawford, who was a governor of Kansas from 1865 to 1868.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Bourbon County

E – Barton County, Missouri

S – Cherokee County

W – Neosho County


Created:  February 13, 1867                  Map of Kansas highlighting Crawford County

County Seat:

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 building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Girard. 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.


See:  The architect,  Tonini and Bramblet ( and associates ), designed courthouses in Oklahoma in Alfalfa CountyCotton County, Major County, Okmulgee County, Payne County, Tillman County and Wooward County.


County Judicial Center – Pittsburg




Location:  602 North Locust Street / East 7th Street

Built:  2000 – 2002

Style:  Modern

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 building is located in the center of Pittsburg. 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.


See:  The 4th Judicial District includes Cherokee County and Labette County.


History:  The county seat was moved to Girard in 1868 and the first courthouse was erected by James Hull as part of a building. The second courthouse was designed by A Schmid in 1890. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1921 to 1922.




County Courthouse – Girard
















County Judicial Center – Pittsburg













Photos taken 2009 and 2010