Geary County

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Geary County is named for John W Geary, who was a Governor of the State of Kansas.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Riley County 

E – Wabaunsee County

S – Morris County

W – Dickinson County and Clay County

 

Created:  March 7, 1889                         Map of Kansas highlighting Geary County

County Seat:

Junction City  1889 – present

 

County Courthouse – Junction City 

 

Location:  139 East 8th Street / North Washington Street

Built:  1899 – 1900

Style:  Richardsonian Romanesque

Architect:  J C Holland and Company of Topeka

Contractor: J C Ziegler, H H Ziegler & J T Dalton of Junction City

 

Description: The building faces south and is a three story yellow colored limestone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Junction City. The magnesium limestone was quartered in the nearby bluffs. The south front has a projecting porch on the first story with large arch and recessed entrance. Above the entrance rises a six story square stone tower. On either side of the front are projecting sections rising to peaks above the roof line. The roof is pitched. The building was renovated in 1999. The architect was Bruce McMillan and the contractor was Sunflower Builders. 

 

See:  The architect, J C Holland and Company of Topeka, designed courthouses in Clay County and Mitchell County; and in Nebraska in Jefferson County. Holland and Son designed courthouses in Ness County and Rice County. With Frank C Squires, he designed courthouses in Riley County and Thomas County. With Charles W Squires, he designed the courthouses in Marion County and Osborne County.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Junction City Downtown Historic District

 

History:  Davis County was created in 1855 with county seat at Junction City where a courthouse was located. In 1889, the name was changed to Geary County. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1899 to 1900 at a cost of $35,000.

 

County Administration – Junction City 

 

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Location:  200 East 8th Street / North Franklin Street

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor: Unknown

 

Description: The building faces north and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Junction City to the east of the courthouse. The north front has an arched entrance at the center. The roof is hipped.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Junction City

 

 

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County Administration – Junction City

 

 

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Photos taken 2010