Edwards County

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Edwards County is named for John H Edwards, who was a Kansas state legislator.


Created:  March 18, 1874

County Seat:

Kinsley  1874 – present


County Courthouse – Kinsley 


Location:  312 Massachusetts Avenue / West 4th Street

Built:  1928 – 1929

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Routledge & Hertz Architects & Engineers of Hutchinson

Contractor:   Roy Hatfield


Description: The building faces east and is a three story gray limestone and buff brick structure. The east front of the rectangular shaped building has three arches at the center of the first story, with a small balcony above. A protruding cornices runs below the roofline. The first story is faced with gray colored limestone. The roof line is flat.


Note:  The present courthouse replaced the courthouse designed by Hopkins & Holland and constructed by Virgil D Billings in 1885.


Note:  The architect,  Routledge & Hertz, designed courthouses in Comanche County, Finney County, Gray County. Hodgeman County and Sherman County.



N – Pawnee County

E – Stafford County and Pratt County

S – Kiowa County

W – Ford County and Hodgeman County

















Photos taken 2006 and 2010