Edwards County is named for John H Edwards, who was a Kansas state legislator.
Created: March 18, 1874
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.
N – Pawnee County
S – Kiowa County
Photos taken 2006 and 2010