Dickinson County is named for Daniel Stevens Dickinson, who was a United States senator for New York.
Created: February 20, 1857
Abilene 1857 – present
County Courthouse – Abilene
Location: 109 East 1st Street / Buckeye Street
Built: 1955 – 1956
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. 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.
Note: The previous 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 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.
N – Clay County
S – Marion County
Photos taken 2010