Edwards County

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

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Pawnee County

E – Stafford County and Pratt County

S – Kiowa County

W – Ford County and Hodgeman County

 

Created:  March 18, 1874                       Map of Kansas highlighting Edwards County

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 roof line. The first story is faced with gray colored limestone. The roof line is flat. The courtroom is located on the second story.

 

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

 

History:  The first courthouse was erected in Kinsley after 1874. The second courthouse was designed by Hopkins & Holland and constructed by Virgil D Billings in 1885. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1928 to 1929.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Kinsley

 

 

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Photos taken 2006, 2010 and 2016