Dickinson County

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Dickinson County is named for Daniel Stevens Dickinson, who was a United States senator for New York.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Clay County

E – Geary County and Morris County

S – Marion County

W – Saline County and Ottawa County


Created:  February 20, 1857                  Map of Kansas highlighting Dickinson County

County Seat:

Abilene  1857 – present


County Courthouse – Abilene 


Location:  109 East 1st Street  / Buckeye Street

Built:  1955 – 1956

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Cayton and Murray

Contractor:  Martin K Eby Construction Company of Wichita.


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Abilene. There is a canopy at the entrance along the south side. The second story windows are horizontal with an overhang above. The west side has white colored stone facing. The roof line is flat.


History:  The first courthouse was constructed in 1885. An addition was added in 1904 and the architect was H M Handley. In 1955, the general bid for the second and present courthouse went to Martin K. Eby Construction Company from Wichita, the electrical base bid went to Acker Electrical Company of Manhattan, the base bid for plumbing & heating to Gage Plumbing & Heating Company Inc. from Salina and the base bid for the jail to Decatur Iron & Steel Company from Alabama.




County Courthouse – Abilene
















Photos taken 2010